Never willingly, consciously give up hope. There are a few things life throws at you despite your privilege or your lack of housing. When you get to one of these junctures, you'll know it. Don't give up your hope. I gave it up willingly and consciously. It is a major void in your existence, when you realize it's gone. I'm still standing, but the bitterness that invades that space is as powerful a shield as was your hope. Keep it safe.