HOPE has many acronyms and it is true that hope never abandons us - we give up, lose hope. We abandon hope forgetting that pain ends. It is why adolescents commit suicide when they have so much to live for. They simply forget that pain ends and find a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
As for me, I often try to spare others the pain that I had to endure to get sober and to reclaim my life. It was my sponsor who said, "Why should you spare others the pain that has taught you so much, that has given you life, and has given you unending hope?" She was right.