There is always hope.
There’s a scientific reason to have hope
Everyone says “have hope.” Is that just silly pollyanna optimism?
No. Actually there’s a science to hope.
In 1991, positive psychologist Charles Snyder and colleagues came up with “hope theory.” According to their theory, hope consists of agency and pathways. The person who has hope has the will and determination to achieve goals and a set of various strategies at their disposal to reach their goals. Put simply: Hope involves the will to get there and different ways to get there.
Hope is “not just a feel-good emotion.” Hope is predictive.
Those without hope avoid bigger challenges, quit earlier, and act helpless.
These results suggest that hope, as defined by Snyder and colleagues, is not just a feel-good emotion, but a dynamic cognitive motivational system. According to hope theory, emotions follow cognitions, not…
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