Hope is a necessity. It is our emotional engine, the basis for engaging with life.
Hope is directly related to our sense of possibility. The greater our perception of possibilities, the greater our hope. The most constricted view of possibility, of course, is hopelessness or despair.
On a day like today, I think everyone needs to keep in mind that hope is not the same as happiness or optimism. It is what we feel when we think that life is worth living, that our work is worth doing. Hope is what we have when we have a positive relationship with our existence. It is the deepest of the three emotions. Happiness and optimism cannot exist without hope, but hope can exist without happiness or optimism.
I think we need to stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive about what could go right. And I know that seems really hard right now, but all hope is not gone. Hope is still very present and all we can do is hope for the best in the upcoming years.
Donald Trump at the end of the day is one person. He is not the entire government, nor does the entire government support his ideals. America is known for it's times of banning together in times of hardship. We live in a nation of open mindedness and love, we just have to work together and stay hopeful.
This change, although drastic, is just a change. We will adapt to it, learn to use it and take away so much experience from it.
What important right now is that we continue to hope.