You can't control the actions of others!
Once you realize it's (your expectations of others) that cause you heartache and disappointment in life it becomes a matter of (you) deciding to no longer hurt yourself!
Adopt the philosophy of being "pleasantly surprised" when things go well. Focus your energy & time on those things (you) can control.
There are only two reasons why someone will not give you what you want or expect them to.
1. They don't have it to give. (In other words it's not who they are.)
2. They don't believe (you) are worth the effort to give it to.
Ultimately if you're not getting what you want it's because you're talking to the (wrong person)! In other instances we expect people to behave in accordance to how (we) would behave!
Last but not least sometimes we expect people to "change" and we become frustrated, angry, or hurt when they don't. That's on us!
It's unrealistic to expect a cat to bark!
Generally speaking people only change when (they) are unhappy.
Each of us gets to choose our own friends, lovers, and spouse.
There are only two ways to experience joy and peace of mind in relationships: We either get what we want or we learn to be happy with what have. Accept them as (is) or move on.
The choice is up to us!
The root cause of all worries is "expectation." How to stop it? Well, having a selfless mind is the answer. So long as we have a selfless approach in life, no question of expectation arises. Simply do your deeds.
by Gerg 6 years ago
Is it possible for a person to give without truly expecting anything at all in return?Are you aware of anyone who has done this? How and in what way? And how is it that you are aware?
by mlzingarella 5 years ago
Do you expect that good things will happen for you?I want to be optimistic, and I usually am. I do find, however, that when I am over worked and stressed that I am living my life with the expectation that it will all getter better and easier. I wonder if this is a sub-conscious mental trick that...
by Vishaaa 4 years ago
Is it possible to have a relationship without any expectation?
by Sakina Nasir 21 months ago
Though everybody says that they don't expect from their partners, they do. Are expectations wrong?"Expect nothing and you will never be disappointed." How far do you think this quote is true? What are the consequences of expectations?
by ezba29 2 years ago
Can we live life without expectations?Expectations make us to worry lot but still we are expecting something in life. Is it possible to stop expectations?
by Michelle Liew 4 years ago
How do you deal with people who practice double standards?
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