Is it bad to hold on to false hope or be tricked with false hope? For example, you are in a dismal situation that you dont really see ending or anything positive resulting from it. What if someone told you something that made you think that the situation was temporary and that there was a light at the end of the tunnel? If in fact there was no light at the end of the tunnel, would that be bad? What if the false hope helped you to be calmer, allowed you to sleep, made you not let things eat at you and even made you more productive? Would that be bad? In the end you will more than likely still be disappointed. But is that temporary joy better than none at all? Something to ponder. At this point, I think I like the idea of false hope.