Get your hopes up...
Whatever you do "Don't get your hopes up!"
Parents everywhere discourage dreaming...fear of disappointment and the failure that follows is much of the problem. Unfortunately it stops us from dreaming and expecting good to happen each day.
Try this. Ask your social group or classmates, "Do you expect good things to happen each day or bad things to happen each day?"
Regularly, if they are honest, they will respond that they do not expect good to come their way.
This is sad and and a bit of heartache for me. Imagine expecting bad things to happen each day? What does that do to a persons psyche. It does not allow you to dream, think that GOOD is right around the corner.
Do battle to all this negativity by refusing to protect yourself and others from hurt. GET YOUR HOPES UP!