# psychology

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How can I plan to foster hope from the present time period?

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Read history. People had hope during the Dark Ages, the Medieval plagues, and through many devastating wars.

Think about the opening line of Charles Dickens' A Tale or Two Cities: "It was the best of times; it was the worst of times."

We live in the greatest democracy the world has ever known. We can cure or ameliorate diseases that were deadly a hundred years ago. Our technology promises a great future.

What is there about the present time period that doesn't foster hope?

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Hope is an aspect of optimism. Here is an article that might help a little more.

http://www.members.cox.net/dagershaw/lol/Optimism.html

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