The old story about Pandora tells how she was sent to earth with a box which she had been instructed to guard but never open.
Curiosity got the better of her. She lifted the lid and out poured all the evils and sorrows of mankind.
What is often forgotten is that something remained safe inside the box.
What was it?
It was Hope and it has been here to see us through all our troubles ever since.
That is the real lesson of the myth of Pandora's box.