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 consider likely or certain
to look for with some
to consider reasonable or due
regard something as
probable or likely
to look forward to the probable occurrence or
to anticipate something that is believed to be about to
to have a previous apperception of, whether of good or
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
on the other hand, has some poetry to it.
Hope acknowledges human desire while respecting
Hope is downsized
from the entitlement inherent in
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
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
It even suggests bad karma. But
thats the problem with positive
It skips right over simple contentment and
careens headlong into high
expectations." - Meghan Daum
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
LevineProbability theory is the branch of mathematics
concerned with probability, the analysis of
As a mathematical foundation for statistics,
probability theory is essential to many human activities that involve
quantitative analysis of large sets of
Methods of probability theory also apply to descriptions of
complex systems given only partial knowledge of their state, as in statistical
A great discovery of twentieth century physics was the
probabilistic nature of physical phenomena at atomic scales, described in
There is a fine line between expecting what is
possible and expecting what is highly unlikely or - impossible.
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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