Thursday, April 21, 2011

Expectations

I was watching the news the other day and they had done a segment over anger and people. Apparently a lot of anger stems from our expectations from one another. We expect our friend to be this way, our spouse to act this way, our siblings to respond this way, etc. So when someone doesn't abide by our expectations we become upset and angry. Wonder how they can be so insensitive or clueless. But if you let go of expectations, you let go of the potential anger.

Supposedly.

But how often can we push that aside like that? You listen to your friend constantly, offer your ear, love, and advice, you expect them to act the same. You know, do unto others what you want done to you, or something rather. It's easy to fall victim to our expectations and harder to put them aside because we don't anticipate them as unrealistic. But depending on the person, maybe it is. You think you're giving your undying love to your spouse and that your spouse isn't doing the same, not enough. But maybe he is? Often times we forget that it all depends on the person. Their personality, environment, etc. Everyone is different and that's extremely easy to forget.

I also know that I am not the best person in the world. We all show our love and compassion in a different way and sometimes we may even lose our temper.


This is my dog Coconut. I love him. He never judges, is playful, and full of love.

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