Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
I am not afraid of dying. I have lived longer than most people in the world. What scares me is to have a body that works but a brain that is waving goodbye. If that happens, I hope I die quickly.
Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them.
Logic is one thing, the human animal another. You can quite easily propose a logical solution to something and at the same time hope in your heart of hearts it won’t work out.