Saturday, February 03, 2007

what did you expect?

Nothing.

It's better to expect nothing.

I don't mean it's better to have low expectations. That would be rather depressing. I mean it's better to not have any expectations. To go into new situations and friendships with no presuppositions, if that's at all possible. Then you are not faced with disappointment or unrealistic expectations. I think life would be more exciting, more hopeful this way.

That's what I've learned this week at ICS.

3 Comments:

At Sunday, February 04, 2007 2:17:00 PM, Blogger M&Y said...

You know what? Mike just said this to me today! I was getting sad thinking about not getting into PhD programs (I thought I wasn't going to think about it... Stop thinking about it!), and wondering about next steps... Expect nothing, yeah, as empty as it seems, may be the best way...

 
At Sunday, February 04, 2007 9:43:00 PM, Blogger thugsb said...

I agree. When I'm doing something like going to a new college or moving to a new home or something, I try to not build up expectations but take it as it comes and build up an experience that the place deserves. Of course, I don't think its possible to really expect nothing, but there's something to be said for having the attitude of expecting nothing, and accepting what comes.

I'm curious about how you learned this at ICS this week though?

 
At Wednesday, February 07, 2007 4:25:00 PM, Blogger ns said...

sometimes I confuse expectations with hope.
that can get messy.

 

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