What is hope?
It seems that hope, like most words, has many possible meanings, some of them almost complete opposing.
In one sense it seems to be a combination of desire and expectation.
In another sense it can be an expectation without desire.
In another sense it very closely aligns with trust.
In some circles hope (in the sense of expectation without taking appropriate action) is known as “the gold plated turd” – in the sense that if you really want something to happen, then it most likely will if you take actions in reality that actually work at forwarding that outcome.
So it is a complex set of ideas for a relatively simple word.
I like hope, in the sense of optimism that assists in providing a stimulus to action in ways that bring about the state hoped for; and for many people, that is the exact opposite of hope.
So no simple answer from me 😉 Sorry Ocker 😉