Facing the Dark
Published on 2021-10-16
An optimistic outlook does not guarantee success. Hope, like courage, is the ability to strive for positive outcomes in an uncertain world. While perseverance and capability provide the muscle, in the absence of hope we have no motivation to advance, to prosper, and to thrive against all odds.
Welcome to Issue 5 of DreamForge Anvil
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