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Eyes-Wide-Open Hope: A Perspective from Frances Moore Lappe

Eyes-Wide-Open Hope: A Perspective from Frances Moore Lappe

In response to the Boston Marathon bombings in her home city, Frances Moore Lappé asks, "How do we know the difference between head-in-the-sand hope and eyes-wide-open hope? One is a killer; the other, a life-giver." For her, "'hope' has nothing to do with wishful thinking; it is a stance toward life we can choose and actively cultivate. It relies on a special type of humility that flows from what I love to call an eco-mind."

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