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Hope is the one thing worth holding on to

One of the most powerful things to give any human being is the power of hope.

I recall watching the inspirational speech by Barack Obama at the Democratic Convention a year before he became president of the USA, the most powerful country on this planet.

At my age, and as someone who loves all things political, you would think I should know better.

This was a black man, a driving force of change: "Yes, we can. Yes, we can," he said.

I believed him and I so much wanted change. I wanted peace, I wanted a fairer society, justice for everyone - all these things he spoke of so beautifully.

He let me down so much. We have more war, more inequality, but I still have hope - and no one can take that away.

PAUL DORAN

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