I vote "no hope".
False hope inspires mediocrity in one's self; you will be dependent on tired platitudes to keep you going (I know--I don't get it either).
Once you tell all of that crap to piss off, you embrace the abyss of despair and something in you "breaks". Underneath that "facade" you've struggled to maintain all of your life...this is what you REALLY are. You won't like it. But you'll accept it.
It's the most liberating feeling in the world. Recommended.