A tentative definition of hope as a feeling for what is worth living for (discernment) and the determination to live it (committed choice), as distinct from optimism, which is defined as an uncritical faith in the future
What Is Hope?
Hope is the last piece of the human puzzle that must be removed for the work of dehumanisation to be complete. Some would call it survival instinct, but there is intelligence in it, too. Hope knows that things can change, that in fact they are bound to change, no matter how insurmountable they may seem.