Wednesday, July 1, 2009

HOPE

Some years before he became president of Czechoslovakia, Vaclav Havel offered a radically sharp perspective: "Hope is a state of mind... not essentially dependent on some particular observation of the world or estimate of the situation... An orientation of the spirit, an orientation of the heart, it transcends the world immediately experienced, and is anchored somewhere beyond its horizons. ...Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.''

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