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Expectations are natural. You can’t go through life not expecting something. Even not expecting something is an expectation in itself – you expect not to expect anything, if you get what am trying to say!

With expectations, come disappointments. That’s also quite natural. After all, you can’t have everything that you expect in life! So sometimes, you learn to lower your expectations, so you won’t be too disappointed if things don’t work the way you want to.

But should you? Should you lower your expectations to avoid disappointment? Would that be a form of lowering your own personal standards about something in life? Mean, logically you have high expectations of something because you’ve taken all elements into consideration before forming this expectation.

On the other hand, if you learn not to expect too much out of everything, you’d probably be less frustrated when things don’t go your way. You would be a happier person in general.

So, do you learn to lower your expectations to be a easily satisfied person? Or should you have high expectations (providing it’s reasonable) because you think you’re worth what you expect from others and yourself?


For a self-confessed blogging freak, looks like am not that obsessed about blog. Good!

31.25 %  

sulz’s blog owns 31.25 % of sulz.
Does your weblog own you?

Comments on: "How much to expect out of expectations?" (7)

  1. Ha, mine is:

    Your weblog owns 43.75 % of you.

    As for the expectations, mine are generally pretty low. Had too many disappointments in life, so this is the best way. Plus it means that I’m happy more easily when everything comes together well. πŸ™‚

    sulz: strange our results… ‘cos you’re the one doing the ‘blogging without obligations’ sort of thing and self am anal enough to post at least 3 times a week! haha… low expectations = happier effect? true, unquestionably true…

  2. “Your weblog owns 18.75% of you”

    Wow, I thought I’d get more than that. I was expecting a lot more!!!!

    sulz: hint that you should blog more so it’ll own you more? πŸ˜‰ hehe…

  3. Same as Cat, that quiz is pretty useless.

    And I think we shouldn’t lower our expectations. When we expect the sun to rise, we expect the sun to rise and we won’t be satisfied if the moon comes up. OK, I know this didn’t make any sense whatsoever.

    sulz: haha, as explained to cat below, quiz doesn’t make much sense really! πŸ˜‰ hmm, so you’re sticking to your high standards? cat has a point about being a happier person, but then again it could be at the expense of your personal standards… though yeah, if you accept nothing but the best, you could spend a frustrated time looking for it, but when you do find something that does meet your expectations… there’s nothing like it, is it! πŸ™‚

  4. 46% for me! I can’t believe I got higher than you, sulz!
    I’m trying to figure out how I feel about the word “expectation”. Certainly one should never, ever, ever, ever, ever lower one’s standards, IM(very)HO (hah!). I say, choose a life, and live it to the best of your ability, and don’t worry about possibly being disappointed. It seems to me that a state of eager expectation IS being happy. If something different happens, try to see the gift in that, and bless the variety.

    “After all, you can’t have everything that you expect in life!”

    Why not? Who said? How do we know?
    Choose it, allow it, and don’t worry about the rest. πŸ˜€

    sulz: haha, see ish was right, the quiz is loopy. allow it? is that like saying hmm, i don’t like how it turns out but i’ll let it happen?

  5. 37.5 for me.

    thanks for helping with my question on the forum

    sulz: no problem, and thanks for stopping by here! πŸ™‚

  6. 25% for me. I guess I’m not as big a geek as I thought.

    sulz: more motherly perhaps – ‘cos of the teacher instinct in you? πŸ˜‰

  7. 48% for me.
    Good God, I’m pathetic. πŸ˜†

    sulz: well, if you can laugh about it, ain’t that bad after all is it! πŸ˜›

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