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 presume; suppose
likely or certain
to look for with some confidence
reasonable or due
regard something as probable or likely
forward to the probable occurrence or appearance of
something that is believed to be about to
to have a previous
apperception of, whether of
good or evil;
Expect is a
act and always has a
reference to the future.
Expectations are base
on the conceptual understanding of the reality of the individual or
die, or he
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
the last three decades, Danes have higher rates of contentment with life than
any other Western country. Their key to contentment? Low
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
separate 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."
Thomas Jefferson's wording of the
Declaration of Independence was
inspired by the work of 17th century British
Locke, whose social contract outlined rights to "life, liberty and the pursuit
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
respecting life's uncontrollable forces.
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,
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
It skips right over simple contentment and
careens headlong into high
expectations." - Meghan
flip side of expectation "We tie ourselves up with Intention unmindful of the fact that
Intention is limitation."
There is a fine line of
Intention between expecting what is
possible and expecting what is highly unlikely or impossible.
it is wise to expect that which fits within the parameters of
Reality it is unwise to hold expectations that have
minute possibilities of actually becoming Reality.
(Don't hold your breath !)
Expectation is of
grounded in Free Will.
Expectation of surrender of
Free Will to an earthly power is
an example of that which has a minute
possibility of actually
Expectation coupled with Ego
grounded in Free Will can modify
Reality through Intention.
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.
"Unhappiness comes about not only by unrealistic
expectations but from lacking a full sense of one's own capacities and
limitations." - Peggy Aylsworth
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