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"How are you holding up?"
It is a common question being asked around the world these days. The answers may oscillate between optimism and pessimism throughout the day, making us not trust...
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They have lower rates of anxiety and depression and greater happiness. They cope well with problems that consume the rest of the world.
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When we do a sum total of these three, we get hope: Hope= Goals + Agency + Pathways
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