Espero que eso no es su propia opinión de la vida
Hi guys So, I want to say something along the lines of: I hope that that is not the way you view life.
I was wondering if the "hoping" would warrant the subjunctive? This is my best guess, anyway, trying to say something with a similar idea behind the sentence. I know this is not word for word.
Espero que eso no es su propia opinión de la vida.
Thanks in advance for any help and advice.
*edited to make the question an actual question! Sorry, I know the rules xD
Remember that the indicative is used if you wish to inform us (say, how they view life) and the subjunctive is used to express your state of being or reaction to that fact.
In your sentence you are not informing us about their view on life, but stating something about your state of being (being hopeful) concerning their viewpoint on life.
Espero que esta no es la manera que veas la vida .