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Nadzieja – cnota usprawniająca jakość życia współczesnego człowieka
Hope – the Virtue that Improves the Quality of Life of Modern Humans

Author(s): Andrzej M. de Tchorzewski
Subject(s): Education
Published by: Uniwersytet Ignatianum w Krakowie
Keywords: hope; hope structure; quality of life; pedagogy of hope

Summary/Abstract: Hope accompanies man in the pursuit of fulfilling something that is essential and necessary for human existence. It counteracts the sense of loss of the most important values for a human being. A lack of hope leads people to despair; and thus often to make decisions leading to irreversible life situations. Hope lets people pass through the most difficult moments and periods of life. On the one hand; it shapes the existential vision of a human being; filled with his trust; faith in a better; favorable destiny; and on the other - affects his sense of transcendence; which pervades comfort. Hope improves human life. And although there is no hope without fear; it is the way of seeking the meaning of life. Hope is a force that especially protects those who are on the verge of despair that takes the sense of bleakness. As a rational being assigned to the structure of personality of every human being; it can be perceived in several contradictory dimensions. Hope is the cause that improves all dimensions of every human life. It realizes itself through the world of values to which a human is heading without which he cannot shape the quality of his life. Hope has its own structure through which one should understand a certain system of peculiar properties coming with different strength into mutual relations; which are both its elements and constitute the whole that decide for the individual and unique character of the sense of hope in the case of every human being. The question arises about the meaning of hope; its place and role in pedagogical processes; in which the conscious subjects are people that are brought up and raised. The pedagogy of hope is an attempt to penetrate the essence of particularly important elements/factors supporting the development of the human personality.

  • Issue Year: 21/2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 31-54
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Polish
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