Hope is a bad thing. It means that you are not what you want to be. It means that part of you is dead, if not all of you. It means that you entertain illusions. It’s a sort of spiritual clap, I should say.
— Henry Miller
I wouldn’t be honest if I ignored the fact that there are those that despised hope. It is true that hope is a dangerous thing. All too often, those people conflate hoping with wishing and fantasizing. Hoping alters our present, not our future.