What gives me hope is my family, I know that no matter what I will always have my family by my side through good and bad times. When I'm going through a rough time I can always count on them to make me feel better, and that always gives me hope that their will be better times. Hope is a feeling that is really hard to explain since it might have different meanings for different people but to me what hope means is to still have the mindset that even if things don't seem like they're going right, somehow they will turn around and everything will end up being good. I think people lose hope if they've been through a lot and everything seems to be going wrong. A lot of teenagers tend to lose hope, and feel like the rest of their lives they will suffer. A lot of pressure is put on us that it gets too much to handle and we tend to lose control of everything. I believe that hope comes from being and staying positive, in my opinion positivity takes over a lot of our life. A lot of people don't have a positive attitude which is why they end up losing hope as well. Although there is times where I feel like things couldn't get any worse and I feel like everything is going downhill and I feel hopeless and end up feeling completely horrible not only about the things around me but also about myself. I tell myself to get myself together and to keep being positive because everything will be fine in the end.