Dissecting the Anatomy of Hope

Hope is malleable, perhaps measurable, and science believes that is the most predictive indicator of a person’s well-being.

Amidst the steady stream of worrisome news, there is a new science emerging — the science of hope, one that is helping people to cope. The current pandemic is unlike anything we have ever seen. With the virus spreading almost to every continent, continuing to infect many, and swelling up the death toll, every day brings a piece of news that is worse than the day before. Yet among these tragedies, several research communities, health professionals, and government agencies keep chanting about hope. Ask what it is we can do to defeat the virus, they say build immunity, but even more, build a healthy mind. A strong, resilient mindset, governed by optimism and reinforced by hope, can help stay level-headed during any crises. This perhaps means hope and optimism should work hand-in-hand, despite the difference in their very nature.

Source: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cognition_and_Instruction/Beliefs_About_Learning_and_Knowledge

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