Expectations, Expectations, Expectations …
I learned to live with out expectations, in high school – i realized what is the point of getting your hopes up, and than being disappointed, when if you either A) keep your expectations low, or B) not have any at all – you will always end up happy !
This really began with my movie expectations – i truly over hyped every movie, and than was typically let down. I then thought, well if i don’t look too much into the movie – or just trust my friends and go see one’s they were in dire need to see – it should be good ! And hey ! it has worked … this led me to be more opened minded & take this mantra to other aspects of my life.
The article attached, although a long read, is a solid one. I think that all gen Y readers can relate, and if you’re older than that – you should read it as well to better understand us perfect angles.
We are brought up with the mentality WE ARE THE BEST – and nothing less ! We can achieve all & more than the American dream has to offer. Winning awards such as 6th place ( not me of course) as young kids gave us the confidence and perpetuated the mentality of an inflated self. We have social media filters & platforms to distort our personal image.
A commonality heard “whoa but he looks so different on facebook” ! well our social media imprints on the world may not directly reflect a clear vision. at the very least, people can edit & alter their photos to a wild extreme.
“Social media creates a world for Lucy where A) what everyone else is doing is very out in the open, B) most people present an inflated version of their own existence, and C) the people who chime in the most about their careers are usually those whose careers (or relationships) are going the best, while struggling people tend not to broadcast their situation. This leaves Lucy feeling, incorrectly, like everyone else is doing really well, only adding to her misery:”
Social media has made the world a much more open place … watch out for what you are looking to uncover.