“Desperation tends to make one sort of… flexible.” - MacGyver

Aaaah MacGyver… I love a good chunk of wisdom in a life-or-death situation. For those of you who don’t know or aren’t currently recalling, MacGyver was a TV show back in the day filled with adventure, heroic rescues, and random life lessons like this one. Man, if only I was as good in a pinch with a paper clip, chewing gum and a few well-placed words. I can at least try with the words as paper clips and chewing gum are currently out of reach. 


Desperation is a sensation that tends to balance on the end of a very thin blade of you ask me. You can be in any kind of desperate moment and either end up flexing to fit the rocky crags of life and move forward with wild success or you can teeter to the other side and remain in desperation, ever sinking day after day. 


In my personal experience I’ve been on both sides of desperation. I will say that even sinking further into it we can always reach for the tip of the blade and pull ourselves back into flexibility. So not only is desperation the guide to being flexible, it’s also the key. 


Desperation = Flexibility. 


Flexibility = Hope, Resilience, and Life.

Sarah Deats

Sarah Deats is the Hope Inc. Stories Inspiration Engineer. Her goals are to make a connection with everyone that she can while building community, spreading hope, and sparking change. She believes that while life may not be easy, it is never lived alone.