Freitag, 9. Dezember 2022
The kind of hope that I often think about (especially in situations that are particularly hopeless, such as prison) I understand above all as a state of mind, not a state of the world. Either we have hope within us, or we don’t. It is a dimension of the soul, and it's not essentially dependent upon some particular observation of the world or estimate of the situation. (...)

Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.

- Václav Havel: Disturbing the Peace -

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