“HOPE” — Wed., Aug. 15th, 5:45 pm, Hunter College


Its Power and Potential in Our Lives

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

5:45 – 8:00

Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue,

Entrance at the intersection of Lexington Ave. and 68th St.

Dining Room – 8th Floor
Photo ID required for entrance to building, please.

Please come to share yourexperiences, knowledge, and wisdom!

To reserve your place and receive updates, please take a moment to register at Eventbrite, by clicking on this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hope-its-power-and-potential-in-our-lives-tickets-48314408697

Bring your supper if you like; take-out is available on the third floor.

Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large. As a verb, its definitions include: ‘expect with confidence’ and ‘to cherish a desire with anticipation’.

1. What role does hope play in your life today? Is it a factor in your planning, coping, and social life?
2. Is Hope part of your religious or spiritual outlook?
3. What do you understand about the role of Hope in healthfulness and in coping with disease?
4. How would you relate Hope to “wishful thinking”, “denial”, and other forms of “false hope”?
5. Do you view Hope as a skill or set of skills (e.g., self-motivation, grit, determination, resourcefulness)?

To stimulate your thinking: Excellent entry on Hope at Wikipedia.org, covering the scientific, cultural, religious, and psychological knowledge about the subject and

  • The Hope Circuit: A Psychologist’s Journey from Helplessness to Optimism, by Martin Seligman;
  • Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times, by Carolina de Robertis;
  • Hope in the Dark, by Rebecca Solnit.

Are you on the invitation list for announcements and enrichments?
If not, send an e-mail Ron Gross at grossassoc

Ronald Gross

Co-chair, University Seminar on Innovation

516 487-0235 (E-mail preferred)

E-MAIL: GrossAssoc@aol.com