Why do people place such high expectations on other people?
I am as guilty as the next person. I had high expectations that someone I looked up to would change her ways and be a better person, and of course I was let down.
A friend of mine has high expectations that her Ex will step up and be the person she believes he can be, it will not happen.
A relative of mine had high expectations that family would be there when needed, a let down.
Having expectations is good but not when they are set too high.
I have been working on setting any expectations I may have, somewhat low, so if they meet them I am happy and if they exceed them I am THRILLED.
I believe people would have a lot less anger towards others, if they set their expectations lower.
More generic examples.. If you didn't have high expectations that all people should drive as you do, you would have less let down when someone cuts you off.
If you didn't have such high expectations that everyone should be on time, then when your friend shows up late you wouldn't be so upset.
Ok I am going a little overboard, sorry.
Getting let down plain out sucks. So if each person would set expectation standards for themselves higher and set expectation standards for others lower... wouldn't that bring a better quality to life?
I know today's entry was a little over the top.. but it's hard to feel disappointment, and for me even harder to watch others be disappointed.
Anyone agree or disagree? I would love to hear about it.