Expectation Vs. Reality
When I was in her womb, she read that,
“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”
I came into this world without any expectations!
When she held me first in her hand,
I heard her saying, “I expected a boy!”
I grew up, went to school and when the teacher saw my score she said,
“I expected more from you!”
When my friends left me, they told that,
“Their expectations about me were wrong!”
When I became an engineer, my father said,
“I expected you to practice Law”
When I went for an interview, their question was,
“What’s your expectation about the company?”
When I started working they said that
“I didn’t meet the clients’ expectations!”
Everybody around me made me feel that,
“Life is full of expectations!”
Now I started expecting!
When he held my hand in his hand,
I heard my heart saying, “This is not the hands of the heart I expect!”
When it came to life after my marriage,
I felt that it was not the same as I expected!
My manager said that I performed well,
But his rating was not what I expected!
When my friends came together for a party in my house,
“They didn’t behave as I expected!”
Everything around me now made me realize that
Life is not just expectations but expecting the unexpected!
Now I started expecting the unexpected!
But wouldn’t expecting the unexpected make the unexpected expected?
Everything again in every walk of life remained expected!
Though, my expectation about my expectations in life kept changing,
But the reality, “Life is so constructed that an event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation”, never changed.
Then I started to think why expect anything at all in life?
But now, after so many expectations, I realized that,
“Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.”
Expect but accept what comes your way - life will always be happy!
You may have turned up to this page with different expectations, but the reality might not be as what you expected and that’s life. I wanted to explain this hub with my pictures of expectation and reality but the reality turned out to be different. But still expect to share some of my edited clicks on Expectations vs. reality. Hoping that this will meet your expectation!!
We try to be natural in every walk of life. But it so happens that we tend to mix some artificiality in our nature to meet others expectation. (Tried to explain this using a natural and artificial flower).
Life is a mix of sugar and spice
There is always expectations in life. We expect that life will convey only sugary(good) facts to us. What we assume is that we always hear only the spicy(bad) things. We always forget the reality that life is a mixture of sugar and spice (good and bad). Have tried to explain this using chocolates and green pepper!!
Marriage is a crucial stage in one's life. We expect to pair up with the person who thinks like us. But the reality is that we usually get a person who thinks totally different from us. Have tried to explain this with cards.
Time and money
We expect to have money every time and go behind it but we always forget the reality that time is money.
Well the reality is that from the time u wake up in the (early?)morning nothing meets your expectation. You want your teeth to glow after you brush, but reality makes u tight lipped. You want to work from home but you need to go to office. You want to go in car to office but you start a bike. If you go by car and get jammed, you think better I had a bike. You want to spend time with family but you end up in front of the idiot box. You get examples for expectation vs. reality in every walk of life. How you take it matters? Just wanted to summarize with a quote:
"Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality."
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