Please see the attached 1-page backgrounder for this Conversation, by Gallup Senior Scientist Shane Lopez, Ph.D., author of Making Hope Happen.
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
Govt-issued photo ID required for entrance to building, please.
Please come to share yourexperiences, knowledge, and wisdom!
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)?
6. What are your hopes for our nation?
To stimulate your thinking: Excellent entry on Hope at Wikipedia.org, covering the scientific, cultural, religious, and psychological knowledge about the subject; The Hope Circuit: A Psychologist’s Journey from Helplessness to Optimism, by Martin Seligman; Making Hope Happen, by Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D.
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