You can lower your expectations and never feel disappointment, or you can raise your expectations and manage your disappointments like an adult.
The truly great things in life do not get that way through indifference.
You care. You have a preference and a passion (or suffering) for people or a cause.
Yes, ignorance is bliss, but our world is not served well by ignorant, happy people.
The informed, discontented are far more powerful and motivated.
Those who say they have no expectations are building a protective shell. Even the family cat or dog has expectations, and they are not shy in sharing when their needs have or have not been met.
Stop fearing disappointment. Not everything you want comes to pass in the way or timeframe you want.
Take a new approach.
Adjust. Or move on.
You needn’t dwell in disappointment. Simply use it as a tool to gauge the intensity of your goals.
Also published on Medium.