“So I think a question like, ‘What are your hopes?’ takes them off guard … A lot of our refugee population lives in this limbo for such a long time that I think they no longer even have the luxury of being able to hope.” After doing a story on refugees, NPR’s Ashley Westerman wonders: Can You Still Have Hope When Life Seems Hopeless?

+ “Whereas happiness had once been seen as a rare and special achievement in a world of suffering and pain, now there was a growing consensus that many stood a good chance of outwitting suffering, once and for all.” From Quartz: For most of history, people didn’t assume they deserved to be happy. What changed?