Friday, July 4, 2008

What happens next?

Life is so constructed that an event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.
-Charlotte Bronte

When an event comes up, I don't know why, but I always expect it to go well. I can picture it going smoothly and great. But when it finally comes, and I am actually there, it suddenly all goes crashing down. Most of the time. Even though it's not a complete disaster, it's absolutely different. It just happens, and it's not at all how I expected. That kind of thing sort of bothers me a bit...not having everything go as planned. But that's how life works, right? I mean, what can you do about it?

Expectations are just...there.
Sometimes, it just sits there in my head. Floating around.
But other times, I just don't care :)

Some expectations are actually important.
Those are different.
Like.....your parents. and what they expect you to get in school.
Or...your friends. and the expectation that you'll be there for them.
And...yourself. how you expect life to be.

Should you live up to your expectations? Your reputation shouts out who you've been, so should you continue down that safe road on a balanced journey?
Or go beyond your expectations? and go on a whole new exciting adventure, that you've never been on before?

Either way, it's not the expectation that counts.
It's always the outcome.

This article didn't go as I expected.

A thing long expected takes the form of the unexpected when at last it comes.
-Mark Twain

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the clam said...

that last quote summed everything up quite well :).

mourning.glory said...

I like this article. The whole thing, just... makes sense. Something just made me understand beyond the words you said. But that happens a lot when I talk to you. =)