The Czech dissident and first post-communist president Vaclav Havel said that “hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it will turn out.”
Hope, in other words, shifts the onus to make sense of something from the external to the internal. When we detach meaning from outcome, the act of hope places the burden of meaning making right where it belongs, and the only place solid enough to sustain it: the human heart.
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