It can feel like we’re living in a time of despair and desperation. Our political system seems broken, the gap between rich and poor is escalating, and climate change feels overwhelming. It would be easy to give up. But what if, instead, we looked for hope? We’re not talking about sugarcoating the situation. And hope — real hope — is not going to be simple to find.
In the first of three radio segments, we ask if hope something we’re innately born with, or something we can choose to have? Steven Pinker, Tali Sharot, Alice Walker, Andre Willis and others weigh in on where they find hope, and how we can get some, too.