With high expectation comes great disappointment.
I came across variations of this quote today and it sent me down a long and winding memory late.
I feel rattled.
But why? I’m struggling to understand…
On the one hand, I want to believe it. If I adjust my expectations then I either won’t feel disappointed, or the disappointment won’t affect me negatively.
On the other hand, I pride myself in feeling great emotions, giving my all to people who matter to me, put my best effort into activities I’m assigned to do or choose to follow. Sometimes, the end result is disappointment. Sometimes, it’s not.
So which is better? Should we go through life expecting very little, especially under circumstances which we cannot control in the name of protecting ourselves from the hurtful emotions disappointment brings?
Or should we continue to hurl our authentic, open-hearted truth into the world no matter the outcome? How many times can one do this and not become a cynical cynic?
I don’t know what to think so I came here to find out what wisdom you can share.
Might lead to a follow-up post.
See you in the comments.