on expectations

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"It is wiser not to expect, but to hope. For in expecting, we meet disappointments; whereas in hoping, we invite surprises."

--forwarded text from TL Kri.

Maybe I should take that quote to heart. Time and again I've been disappointed because maybe I expect too much, or I expect the same courtesy from others.

I remember what my lola used to tell me, "It is foolish to expect the same treatment you give to others be given back to you. Iba-iba ang tao. What's important to you may not be important to them and vice versa.."

The sooner I learn that, the less disappointments I'll have.