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‘Hope is a​n embrace of the unknown​’: Rebecca Solnit on living in dark times

August 29, 2017

 

Research: on hope as the antidote to despair and of action to nullify passivity. 

 

"Your opponents would love you to believe that it’s hopeless, that you have no power, that there’s no reason to act, that you can’t win. Hope is a gift you don’t have to surrender, a power you don’t have to throw away. And though hope can be an act of defiance, defiance isn’t enough reason to hope. But there are good reasons." Full article: 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jul/15/rebecca-solnit-hope-in-the-dark-new-essay-embrace-unknown 

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