Hope is bullshit. Hope is said to help in situations where you have nothing left to give to it and yet hope has never helped anyone. Hoping for a situation to get better is waiting for a situation to get better on its own. Only when you begin to take steps to make it better, will it actually get better and this isn’t hope. This is the determination inside you to make the situation better because the alternative is not something you even want to think about. Let’s call the determination in this situation: faith.
Faith is far better than hope, this is coming from someone who isn’t in the religious conversation at all. Faith has nothing to do with religion. Faith, I think, is having faith in yourself to know that you can do something. Once you have this faith in yourself, you can do anything. I truly believe that because once you have that faith and that determination, who the fuck can stop you? It is like a virus, once you begin to have faith in yourself, you start infecting others with faith in themselves and they begin to start doing things that they never thought they would do.
Faith and hope are both viruses, the only difference being that one is healthy and good and the other does nothing. I am not saying it is bad to hope for something more, but you must have faith in yourself to know that you can achieve that something more. Faith gives you the determination to carry on going when everything around you is on fire. Hope is waiting for help to come when everything around you is on fire.