From Wikipedia: From Merriam Webster: Does hope affect or impact you? Philosophers have debated this topic for centuries, but what say you? Does the concept of hope even apply in today's world or is it an archaic notion that is no longer needed or useful? I'm not just asking the question from a theoretical perspective, but also a personal one. Do you have hope in someone or something that is a part of your everyday life and if so how does that impact you? _________________________________________ For me personally, hope is an integral part of my life. I am a person of faith and hope in my beliefs is foundational to everything I do. Additionally, as a therapist I believe in people's free will and their ability to change things in their life for the better. Hope is a vital part of the therapeutic process.