note to self - stop expecting


"The argument goes that in order to give children a more positive sense of themselves, we must shield them from the negatives of life. This gives children a false sense of reality and unattainable expectations. This nonsense creates people who will be unhappy and unable to cope as adults. It's better to expose them to life and to teach them to cope with the negatives in a positive way." - Irving Leemon

to anticipate

to presume; suppose

to consider likely or certain

to look for with some confidence

to consider reasonable or due

regard something as probable or likely

to look forward to the probable occurrence or appearance of

to anticipate something that is believed to be about to happen

to have a previous apperception of, whether of good or evil;

Expect is a mental act and always has a reference to the future.

Expectations are base on the conceptual understanding of the reality of the individual or individual's worldview

An individual expects to die, or he expects to survive.

Think and believe have reference to the past and present, as well as to the future; as I think the mail has arrived; I believe he came home yesterday, that he is at home now.

An improper but not uncommon use of expect: I expect the mail has arrived; I expect he is at home.

We expect what may, or may not, interest us personally. We await that which, when it comes, will affect us personally.

"Over the last three decades, Danes have higher rates of contentment with life than any other Western country. Their key to contentment? Low expectations.

Danes know they don't come from the largest, blondest or most temperate nation on Earth. Danes don't expect to be big winners of any game. So when good things happen, Danes are that much happier.

This is the philosophy I've been living for years. It's why I go to every party expecting to have a miserable time and leave for every vacation betting it will rain. These scenarios are rarely realized, so my life generally floats along on a steady undercurrent of joyous relief. That's the power of negative thinking.

I fervently believe there's such a thing as being too positive, especially when expectation gets confused with hope. Americans seem especially unable to seperate these ideas, and for good reason.

Our entire ethos is wrapped up in the myth of turning dreams into realities, of constantly reaching for higher goals, of never settling. Obviously, this can-do spirit is what turned us into the Earth's most powerful nation. It's still worth remembering that the phrase -"the pursuit of happiness" wasn't originally connected with the terms "life" and "liberty."

The waay in which Thomas Jefferson worded of the Declaration of Independence was inspired by the work of 17th century British philosopher John Locke, whose social contract outlined rights to "life, liberty and the pursuit of property."

It was Thomas Jefferson who substituted "happiness" for "property," saddling centuries of Americans with the notion that happiness is not only a realistic expectation, it goes hand in hand with life itself. We've been taking John Locke's advice all along by relentlessly pursuing property and confusing its acquisition with happiness.

I've always thought we'd be better served by a line like "the pursuit of contentment" or, better yet, "life, liberty and hope." That's because pursuing happiness as a social contract sounds a lot like a mandate to set pie-in-the-sky goals and then feel cheated when they don't come to pass.


Hope, on the other hand, has some poetry to it.

Hope acknowledges human desire while respecting uncontrollable forces.

Hope is downsized from the entitlement inherent in expectation.

Do we hope our children will wind up in Ivy League colleges, or do we expect them to?

Did we bank on fivefold appreciation when we bought the house with a 0% ARM, or did we just have our fingers crossed?

Did the president hope military intervention would bring peace to Iraq, or did he . . . oh, never mind.

It's interesting how the maxim "Hope for the best, prepare for the worst" now sounds quaint.

It even suggests bad karma. But thats the problem with positive thinking.

It skips right over simple contentment and careens headlong into high expectations." - Meghan Daum

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"The joke of our time is the suicide of intention."
Theodor Adorno

flip side of expectation

"Unhappiness comes about not only by unrealistic expectations but from lacking a full sense of one's own capacities and limitations." - Peggy Aylsworth Levine

Probability theory is the branch of mathematics concerned with probability, the analysis of random phenomena.

As a mathematical foundation for statistics, probability theory is essential to many human activities that involve quantitative analysis of large sets of data.

Methods of probability theory also apply to descriptions of complex systems given only partial knowledge of their state, as in statistical mechanics.

A great discovery of twentieth century physics was the probabilistic nature of physical phenomena at atomic scales, described in quantum mechanics.

There is a fine line between expecting what is possible and expecting what is highly unlikely or - impossible.

On a quantum level intention physically modifies reality as free will gives us the choice of whether to stand, sit or lie down.

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