Do you ever feel as though you expect too much? I tend to have so much belief in humans, in life, in love and people say to me:
“Hope for the best but expect the worst.”
“Don’t blame people for disappointing you, blame yourself for expecting too much from them.”
“Expectation is the root of all heartache”
I understand that majority of the time, expectations tend to lead to disappointments, but what is the point of life if we don’t have that belief that something great WILL happen? I’m a pretty positive person, so the negative connotations behind having expectations have been difficult for me to come to terms with. You put in the hard work, you’re kind to people, you live your life with good intentions etc. so why aren’t you allowed to expect greatness?
Well, that’s the bittersweet aspect of life, because unfortunately 95% of the time, the people above who reiterate those quotes to me are right. See, I don’t believe there is an issue with expecting things out of life, (when we’ve taken all the active steps) or people, but the problem lies in expecting ‘too’ much or pretty much just ‘expecting’ out of life. Expecting too much out of someone or something has indeed led me to disappointments, but obviously still being that girl who believes in life and people and love, I don’t intend to entirely cut all my expectations out, I’m simply going to begin managing them.
Let me know what you think in the comments. Can you relate?