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During the coming decades, in what ways do you anticipate that our humanity’s hopes will win out over our fears?

Please think of our audience as the 3rd millennium generation, plus future generations. What legitimate hopes for our humanity’s future can we offer children and pregnant women in 2013? How shall we act on our hope for the future?
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  • Jan 8 2013: When they give up hope.

    I don't think they will but hope is false. It is a false concept.
    If one is hopeless then the only thing that will work is action.
    If one has hope, nothing gets done unless one lets go of hope and takes action.

    Nothing is done or accomplished by hope or hoping.

    Don't' worry, something good will happen.
    If it doesn't, don't worry,
    something bad will happen.
    Will you be all right? Are you all right?

    Knowing is not the same as hope. Hope is not knowing, and I believe one should come to know what it is they "believe in".
    Once they come to know it, do they trust it? There is no sense in believing or supposedly "knowing something" and not trusting in it.
    If one does trust it, then does one worry about it?
    Well, no, they shouldn't if they trust it.
    People become free when they let go of hope. Disillusionment is only the last allusion.
    However, nothing being perfect,
    he said, "I don't believe in hope.'
    "Well, I guess there's hope in that!"
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      Jan 9 2013: I know exactly what you mean. Maybe I need a different word. I know that hope can be a crutch or an excuse. A state of hopelessness doesn't seem particularly useful either. Does it? Hope. I guess I was thinking of it as the opposite of apathy. Can hope be the belief that improvement is possible and therefore worth trying? If I say I will do what I can and hope for the best, it seems that the doing is more important than the hoping. Yet I feel that without that hope I would soon stop trying. Maybe what I mean is more accurately called uplifting motivation or something like that. Maybe the word heart fits in that sense. Take heart. Have hope. They both sound like "Let's go for it" to me.

      There's another problem. It's not the "go for it" part I'm interested in. I'm interested in the "Let's" part. "Let's" seems to have the brand of hope that I am considering. Every time I hear or say "Let's" or "we" in the context of doing something positive together with others, the collective term seems to have a quality of hope about it. Maybe that's just me.

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