I do believe that most men live lives of quiet desperation. For despair, optimism is the only practical solution. Hope is practical. Because eliminate that and it’s pretty scary. Hope at least gives you the option of living.
I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one ‘race’ – the human race – and that we are all members of it.
In this world you’ve just got to hope for the best and prepare for the worst and take whatever God sends.