To commiserate with, or feel pity for, someone falls short of genuine compassion. Understanding is key. People can find the strength to carry on simply knowing that there is someone out there that understands them unconditionally.

Stories of Hope

Learning to Hope

Martin Seligman

Once a self-professed pessimist, Martin Seligman, the framer of “positive psychology,” asserts that optimism—a deep confidence in the positive potential of human beings—can change our lives.                           NEW