Hope is for the weak. This is an idea I have been obsessed with for a while: that is better to take action, rather than wishing things will get better. It is a one of the trinity of beleifs that I oft heard repated in the catholic church:: faith, hope and charity. Faith is believing in something in the absence of evidence, that just seems to be gulliability. Having been a volunteer for various charities for all my adult life, I have not problem with that part though.