It seems that the pandemic is challenging people’s sense of hope. How would you define hope?
Hope involves a desire that is held with a certain conviction that the desire will be accomplished. To hope is to trust in certain future outcomes. The outcomes can include: a) an inner transformation [reduction in anxiety, greater inner peace, as examples]; b) a change in relationships [finding one’s true love, as an example]; c) an alteration of environmental circumstances [better living conditions, a new job, more money]; and, d) transcendent expectations [eternal life of happiness].