Life can be messy at times. For some, life was never smooth sailing. In these times, hope can be very important. Hope keeps us above the waters. But sadly, hope is as real as hopelessness.
Hopelessness may feel protective, and it may feel unsafe to push it away or replace it with another feeling. — Elana Premack Sandler L.C.S.W., M.P.H
What hopelessness does is a very sad and discouraging reality. It paralyzes us and makes submit to the very same situation over and over again. It limits us and chains us down so we may never see a stint of hope.
Hopelessness is dangerous. It blinds us to the reality that tomorrow will come. Hopelessness makes us a fool by letting us believe that there can no longer be a better place for us. It deceives us to never try again.