Hope Beneath Our Feet Analysis

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In the article, Hope Beneath Our Feet, edited by Martin Keogh, expresses all the tension that we face about where our world has come to. Each article in this book has a diverse amount of insight on personal responsibility. It teaches us several ways we could live a better lifestyle in this time of an environmental crisis. This book is a great way of helping others realize they are capable of so much more than they think. Martin Keogh uses the “Hope Beneath Our Feet” to represent our own possibilities as individuals. It implements we all start somewhere, but it is mostly important to keep going and reserve our hope, even during the bad times. In the excerpt, “Little By Little”, by Margaret Trost, she discusses about hope and confidence, which I felt really related to the…show more content…
She talks about how we should live today with confidence of the future and every small step counts towards a great outcome. Trost learns a Creole phrase “piti piti n’ap a rive” on her journey to help children from hunger. This quote means “little by little we will arrive”. Before she understanding this quote, she could not imagine the world being a better place, or even making the community a better place for people. Trost closes her eyes and tries to imagine these aspirations in her and she later she is able to see it all come true. She uses this quote to motivate herself and others. She just remembers to be patient and the reason why she started in the first place. The moral of her passage is that gratitude can lead to activism. Another article I felt that related with the title “Hope Beneath Our Feet” is “The Ultimate Miracle Worker”, by Jalaja Bonheim. She discusses how we don't know what the future holds for us, but maybe that isn't such a bad thing. She says not to overthink things and just go with the flow. When we overthink, we create situations in our mind that we cannot solve. So it is better to not let our mind control our journey. Bonheim likes to live without any
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