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Hope can be a positive state of mind, when it is maintained as a general attitude to life; or a grasping at straws, when it is aimed at a specific want or perceived need.

The former results in a degree of peace of mind and the latter in doubt and possibly disappointment.

The Buddha is quoted as saying, “Hope causes pain.” This is quite true in the context of mental pain and highlights the wisdom of acquiring the ability to live in the now – and have no use for hope.

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