Michael Tross Posted 9 months ago Why is it that against all odds we still hope? Is this a good thing or a bad thing? There have been times in my life where I have asserted to myself that my experiences are teaching me not to hope. Each time, in eventuality, has lead me to the realization of the ultimate destination of such an assertion; apathy. If we fall into hopelessness, even though we might justify it pragmatically, we eventually stop caring about things, left only with the foundational ponderings of our youth to guide our ambitions away from the raw and meaningless pursuit of success in the eyes of the world. In short....hope makes things meaningful. Another thought I've had is that hope is necessary in everything we do. Save chance, we need to hope in something before we achieve it. If we believe the endeavor is hopeless we aren't even likely to start it. It's a hard concept to word, but I'll elaborate on it if asked.