This is how memory works. It's Swiss cheese. But once you've eaten it, that doesn't mean you can't remember that it was both Swiss and cheese.
Sometimes, a good way to lift yourself up is to remember how someone else has helped you — and thank them for it. You’ll be doing both of you a lot of good!
How important is hope, really? Does it make sense to feel hopeful at a time when the world seems t have gone mad, or is it psychologically safer allow cynicism to build a protective shell around our hearts and minds?