Hope is a positive emotion.
Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large.
As we say hope for the best, hope she will recover soon, hope you are doing good.
As a verb, its definitions include: “expect with confidence” and “to cherish a desire with anticipation.” Opposite of hope is dejection, hopelessness and despair.
With great need comes an unusually wide range of ideas, as well as such positive emotions as happiness and joy, courage and empowerment drawn from four different areas of one’s self: from a cognitive, psychological, social, or physical perspective. Hopeful people are “like the little engine that could keep telling themselves “I think I can, I think I can”. Such positive thinking bears fruit when based on a realistic sense of optimism, not on a naive “false hope”.
A specialist in positive psychology, Snyder studied how hope and forgiveness can impact several aspects of life such as health, work, education, and personal meaning. He postulated that there are three main things that make up hopeful thinking:
SAFE | RELIABLE | COST EFFECTIVE
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