Hope is the feeling that what is wanted can be had. Life has to be lived with hope. As a human being, you use hope to visualize what you want. When I think of hope, I think about African Americans who were captured in war or kidnapped and sold into slavery. Can you imagine their thoughts when one day you are living life with your family and the next day you are in chains being sold to someone else? I am sure there were several thoughts that ran through their minds; fear, denial, hate, what will happen. Next to make things worse, they are put on ships and taken to a foreign land. While on the ship, they had little space to sit or take care of bodily functions.