Hope has something to do with being able to look in new directions. Hope has to do with healing, with seeing ourselves as healers and with having love for humankind.
Surgeon Sherwin Nuland shares his belief in the strength and power of the human spirit – the ability we each have to be something greater than ourselves.
Do you know what the world will be saved by? I’ll tell you. It’ll be saved by the human spirit. And by the human spirit, I don’t mean anything divine, I don’t mean anything supernatural — certainly not coming from this skeptic. What I mean is this ability that each of us has to be something greater than herself or himself; to arise out of our ordinary selves and achieve something that at the beginning we thought perhaps we were not capable of.