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Making Hope Happen: Create the Future You Want for Yourself and Others
274 pages; Atria Books
Gallup Senior Scientist, Shane Lopez, PhD, explores the one emotion—hope—that divides our society into two camps: those of us who believe everyone has it; or, those who believe everyone else has it. Either way, we all want more of it, Lopez argues—without even understanding what hope is and how to use it. The first step? Articulating the difference between optimism (a rosy attitude with which some are born) and hope (an ability to see that the future can be better and that you have a role in creating it). Hope is made, not handed down, he writes, and it can be learned even by pessimists.
— Leigh Newman