“Whatever enlarges hope will also exalt courage.” – Samuel Johnson
It’s a fine line, promoting hope.
On one hand, there’s caution. You want to be aware of risk. Assess it accurately. Anticipate the obstacles and gird yourself to face them.
But sometimes it sets you back. It causes stress and worry. It fosters indecision. Your assessment of risk pushes you backward. It causes you to pause.
So we promote hope.
We say words of encouragement to each other and take a step forward.
Hope is better. A fine line indeed, but better. It inspires us to courage.