Hope is the ultimate human strength and the opposite of fear. In these uncertain times, it is important that we thoroughly understand hope as a source of success, resilience and happiness. In The World Book of Hope, 100 top scientists share their expertise in this domain.
International research has shown that 90% of the world population has a hopeful view of the future. Hope is universal, regardless of age, gender or income. The well-known psychiatrist Viktor Frankl, a survivor of the Holocaust, wrote that the last freedom that can be taken away from a person is the manner in which he or she looks at circumstances. That is the core of hope. Real hope doesn't create false expectations but is a source of positive emotions. It allows us to see new possibilities and makes passive people active again. Hope has a healthy influence on our mental health. Hope stimulates change.