“Hope does not deny all the difficulty and all the danger that exists, but it is not stopped by them. There is a lot of darkness, but our actions create light.”
Who doesn’t love Jane Goodall?! This book was a real breath of fresh air. At one point the author, who is having conversations with Jane to write the book, mentions that the pitch for the book was to have something similar to the Dalai Lama’s Book of Joy but for hope. Boy, does this book hit that mark perfectly! The book is chockful of quotables, facts and of course glimpses into Jane’s life and how hope helped her overcome adversity.
“Hope leads to a 12% increase in academic performance, a 14% increase in workplace outcomes and a 14% boost in happiness.”
But the thing that is most powerful for building hope, Jane reiterates many times are anecdotes and stories. She shares many throughout the pages, some about the resurgence of endangered species some about empowering of the locals, some about teaching protections for the environment. All of them hopeful. All of them about taking action in the face of adversity.
This is a great read that combos science, conservation and ecology with philosophy and psychology to pack a powerful punch. It’s a great piece about an inspiring woman. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Thanks to Celadon Books for this copy. All opinions above are my own.
Tell me something that brings you hope…