Expectations

One is told that you should not have expectations, then you won’t get disappointed.
But that is a hard concept to overcome. Even as adults you expect so much because you assume other people will follow through. But how do you explain that to a child?

How do you teach a child not to have expectations when you tell him you have high expectations of him? There is something wrong in that whole equation. If you look at human behaviour, your expectations are based on assumptions. Your assumptions are based on past behaviour. Your behaviour is based on training and how you have been brought up. Your training is based on your past experiences and your bringing up is based on your parents’ belief system. So there are a lot of factors that go into this.

One thing you realize is that you cannot change people. You can only change yourself. So if you never want to be disappointed then you have to be the person who never disappoints. Like Mahatma Gandhi says ‘be the change you want to be’.

You have to project to the universe the person you want to be so that people of similar nature are attracted to you. There will always be people who disappoint, but then again you cannot change them. Don’t get stuck in that rut cause you may never get out.

So be the person you want to be and project that into the universe.

2 Responses to “Expectations”

  1. Manoj says:

    Love the new look of the blog. Brighter, happier and well laid out. Now, if only life could have this kind of an arrangement option :-)

  2. Word Dancer says:

    Thanks Mannu bhai – I like it too- life can be that way too- just have to think it that way :)