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Why Hope Is Important In Life

There’s an ongoing debate about what is better between realism, optimism and pessimism. Realism, optimism and pessimism all play an important role. The debate is still undecided. What we know for certain, however, is that hope benefits our health and happiness.

Psychological research proves that some attitudes are imperative in life. For instance, compassion is so important in life that THE DAILY MEDITATION recommends going through compassion-training. Courageous people have an advantage too. And you need forgiveness.

But one of the most important strengths in life is hope.

Hope has been shown to make you wake up feeling positive. Hope helps you...

  • Control your emotions

  • Boosts your immune system

  • Improves general health

  • Reduces stress

  • Reduces joint pain (pessimism causes stress which makes us hold the body in the ways that produce pressure, worsening joint pain)

  • Improves respiration


  • Is essential for creating self worth

  • Reduces anxiety

  • Improves social relationships

  • Motivates positive action that leads to real life success.

  • Hope helps strengthen the immune system