Suddenly we feel that there’s no charm left in life because life is not giving us what we want. We feel left out of place and start disliking ourselves and our lives. Now the question arises that why this syndrome attacks us? Why we feel crest fallen when our hopes fail. The reason is damn simple, we have a lot of expectancy from everywhere and everyone and when the result does not live up to our expectations we face a deadlock and that hurts us to the core.
Alia attended a wedding where she was invited specially, but she was not that happy after she was back. She had expected a VIP treatment because of her cousin’s insistence to attend the wedding, and this brought her down on the harsh ground of reality when she had to enjoy the functions as the other guests. She expected that if she has taken out time from her busy schedule then they must treat her in a grand way in return. How can one expect such things? Here expectations bring anger.
In a cooking contest Riyana participated with her invincible dessert recipe and was cent percent sure of being selected. She was not ready to accept the reality that her recipe was not even in the list of consolations. Since then she lost interest in cooking and felt very small when someone appreciated her cooking. Here expectations lead towards depression.
Many stories can be told but overall the lesson we learn is that why should we go to the others’ phase. Our zone gives us the liberties of our actions, but reactions from the other zone are not our area, so why should we go beyond that?
How people treat, judge, behave or react should not be expected highly. They are not governed by our minds, they have a free will. Imagine yourself without expectations ….you will surely love the outcome.
A pinch of Pollyannaism-
The more we expect the more we get disturbed on the contradictory results. Fear of failure of expectations holds us back in shackles and takes us nowhere. So……….
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