To perpetuate an ideal of human decency, and not a narrow-minded, prejudiced one, we have to guard hope. In his career as a psychologist, Dr. Zvi Leo Soltz gave thousands of people hope. He can give millions more. If egoism flat-lines the shared experience, we want to select creators who promote visions of community. We want authorship to embody the notion that you don’t understand anything until you can explain it to an audience. With their eyes open and their hearts touched, audiences will experience even the most complex worlds for themselves. Hope strips pretentiousness out of our narratives and helps prove how marketable and profitable a blend of rich and humble materials can be.