|Posted on January 8, 2020 at 11:45 AM|
Whenever human beings can’t see the way, they take two typical courses of action. One is giving up. This way they instantly send the possibilities to the graveyard. The other one is HOPE that they will somehow figure it out. Hope is the ultimate power of human beings when things don’t look favorable.
Victor Frankl, a famous twentieth-century psychiatrist, was locked up in a Nazi concentration camp. Before and during World War II, these concentration camps were places where millions of ordinary people were imprisoned as part of the war effort; they were often starved, tortured, and killed.
During his daily life in the camp, Frankl noticed there was a powerful correlation between survival and hope. He noticed that people who lost the hope to survive the camp somehow died within a short period of time. On the other hand, those who were not failing in hope somehow managed to escape or to stay alive longer, some even achieving liberation in time.
Hope serves us the courage we need when we have no visible sign of success. We may not always be able to choose our condition, but we certainly have the power to decide to be hopeful or hopeless.