“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
― Emily Dickinson
What is hope ? Hope is a noun that reflects the personal desire for a certain possible to occur. It is a sense of wanting something to happen and expecting it to happen in the presence of uncertainty.
Even in the the ancient Greece, according to various Greek myths, hope was the only spirit that was left after Pandora opened Pandora’s Box. According to the myth, all the misfortunes and grievances would escape the box and become a part of human life. Hope was the only thing present in the box and guaranteed that in all cases humans have the hope regardless of the difficulty or the situation. In mythological sense, hope is what keeps people going under harsh conditions and crucibles.
On a more practical level, hope is faith in or theory that states that things can happen if they are expected and believed in. People all over the world study with hopes of getting a decent job. Despite the fact that education is no 100% guarantee to getting the best job available, the belief of many people (students and employers) in education means that they hope that each class they take brings them closer to the desired condition. Many people hope to meet someone, implying that although they meet many people on a regular basis, they expect to meet someone special who would cater their expectations. By the same token hope of finding a reciprocal love, states that someone expects other people (over which she/he has no or little control) to show the same respect, passion and friendliness and she/he feels towards them.
In conclusion, I would like to note that hope is an abstract thing that means expectation and belief in something over which one has little or no control at all. Hope is the reserve engine that keeps people moving during the time when something is craved yet its availability and outcome is uncertain. Pittacus Lore rightly said
“When you have lost hope, you have lost everything. And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope.”