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The hopeful view

24 mins | Jan 30, 2022
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True hope takes a hard look at reality and then makes a plan. The commonly held line of thought that equates ‘hope’ with ‘cure’ is problematic as this implies that hope isn’t truly accessible for anyone for who a cure is not possible. However, even when you know that prospects are grim, hope can help. It’s not just a feeling but a way to step into the future. David B. Feldman, a professor of psychology, and Benjamin W. Corn, a professor of oncology, explore how a new line of research in psychology accepts a broader understanding of hope, one that allows the inclusion of brutal truths. There are many unpleasant realities in life beyond illness, and this understanding could help us endure a vast range of difficulties.
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