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Hope vs. optimism, wishful thinking, & wanting

Hope vs. optimism, wishful thinking, & wanting

  • Optimism is a positive attitude about a future event where we expect life to work out well and as expected. Hope is more realistic where we recognize that life may not work out as planned, but we still have a positive expectancy of things coming out fine.
  • Wishing is a passive general want or desire. But hope is a an active process, a commitment to seek future outcomes.
  • Wanting or wishing is more about outcomes with very low possibility of occuring. Whereas hope can evoke a future-oriented desire to achieve a goal.

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  • Experiences & emotions when it's clear that outcome of a situation can no longer be controlled.
  • Inability to bring about a change that we desire in our life.
  • Absence of support or a solid support network.

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