Is eternal hope better than pragmatic appraisal?
I have heard it so many times: "do not give up" and "don't tell people there is no hope" because if we give up we surely lose everything. And it may be true.
On the other hand, if you were a doctor, would you not tell a terminally ill patient that he has probably 3 months left to live, so he can put his affairs in order, instead of starting a long-term project, wasting the last 3 months on futility?
If you are an old person and have few years left, would you want to spend them on a most likely futile effort to help save mankind, instead of making your peace with the world?
If you are a parent and are convinced that the future will be really awful, should you not advise your children not to procreate?
I am sure there arguments for both sides, I can't wait to hear them.