Not if you've got it in you to do it, Doc. It's a good question, hell of a good question, but what you've gotta know is that hoping isn't the same thing as kidding yourself. You've just got to know what you can
hope for, what you really want and need and can somehow get to. I mean, hope can turn into a pipe dream if you let it get away for too long, if you just sit at a bar, drunk all your life, and think it's gotta happen... That's--I guess that's the danger of hope, Doc, but it's better to try.
I've seen guys do all kinds of horrible things to themselves, but I'm still holding out hope that they'll make it through. Because I know they can, Doc, see? They've messed up in the past, sure, and nobody'll ever be perfect
, but if they can just get past their pipe dreams, they'll be better off than ever.
What I'm saying is, you can hope for something without any sort of pipe dream. Those're distractions and, hell, Doc, I know you can keep away from those all right. Give it a try.