If you're alive, there is hope

Anyone who is among the living has hope —even a live dog is better off than a dead lion!

Ecclesiastes 9:4

It seems obvious that if you are alive, there is hope. The lion is the most majestic of creatures, while the dog (in Bible times) is among the vilest. The living vile have hope, while the majestic dead do not, as far as life-change. There is hope for the most despicable and lost. There is hope for the most dire situation while life holds on.