There is nothing so serious as knowing how to hope.

If optimism is important, it is because many outcomes are determined by how much of it we bring to the task. It is an important ingredient of success. This flies in the face of an elite view that skill is the primary requirement of a good life. Yet in many cases, the difference between success and failure can be determined by nothing more than one’s sense of what is possible and the energy one can muster to convince others of one’s due. One can be doomed not by a lack of talent, but by an absence of hope.

Alain de Botton.

http://thephilosophersmail.com/perspective/the-great-artists-henri-matisse/

Artiklens budskab kan sikkert diskuteres, men det er en fint vinkel som har et pointe.
Der er faktisk 2 budskab i artiklen: Hope giver resultat, og håb kan tage kampen op mod sorte tanker.
Måske skulle der kun have været 1 budskab for at forstærke artiklens gennemslagskraft.

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