Things may be hopeless, but that doesn’t mean they’re impossible.
I think I got this idea from Paul Watzlawick (his brilliant book is entitled The Situation Is Hopeless, But Not Serious: The Pursuit of Unhappiness).
No matter where it came from, is it really that bad when things are hopeless? Not always. It can happen that we FEEL things are hopeless, so we say they are hopeless, but that’s an expression of how we feel, not a reflection of how things are.