Hope Both noun and verb Often followed by a that clause Or an infinitive clause Making the object of a sentence The object of hope
Specification Specify That which is hoped for
I believe hope is a sentimental term Many a meaning Many a context Some contest that hope can mean anything For those abandoned by options But have they really? Have their options truly ran out?
Limited by rules and regulations How about the right to try?
Farm a land of new solutions Harvest whatever you may find
Experiment all drugs that could deliver As some hope Much hope, little hope, no hope Can hope be had in degrees? What angle do we need to justify hope?
Is hope for a cure more realistic than hope for quality of life? Should the first hope be held to a lesser degree than the second? If to be had at all? Perhaps it is more useful to judge hope when the facts concerning the risks and chances a patient is willing to take, as well as their expectations, are known and compatible with drug trial evidence Or do we judge hope based purely on evidence of safety and efficacy?
Phase 1: Hope denied Phase 2: Ground for some hope Phase 3: Hope some more
False hope A bitter pill Hope is the swallow Announcing summer Anchored in deep desires A final chance to stay afloat Give me the object of hope
The adjective false negates the positive connotation of hope Isn't false hope just bad expectations? Expect: high degree of certainty Hope: mere possibility What should be the threshold?
Some might say "their precarious situation incapacitates them to assess their own predicament and they are, so to speak, blinded by hope" Maybe false hope is a misconception of misestimation Or maybe something else But is it ever just false? Is it not genuine? Is it treacherous? Does it lie and deceive? Does it bite or growl? Does it scratch and itch? Does it hurt?
Isn't hope inherently ill-founded? I mean... if we knew, we knew Maybe, just maybe, hope is just hope