Sunday, October 19, 2014

No expectations, no disappointments

We all have expectations in life. They could be of people, a job or a goal we set for ourselves. When those expectations aren't met due to any sort of reason, we feel disappointment and at a loss. A lot of times these expectations are set not actually by ourselves but by the other person by their own repeated actions. They set a pattern and when they don't follow the set pattern, we are let down because we don't get what we are used to. I'm learning as I get older not to set any expectations on anyone but myself. I will only have myself to blame for any disappointment. I wish I had understood this years ago. It would have saved me so much time and heartache. I try to live my life by the golden rule, ya know "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" It's too bad more people don't live by that rule. It sounds good but how many people actually follow it and live it? I told someone the other day, "It's not in the talking, it's in the doing". The older I get, the less tolerance I have for petty bullshit. I have learned life is too short  and too precious to waste on people who don't respect you. Life should be appreciated and because no one knows what the future holds.

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