Our expectations of Others
It always amazes me how we can become disappointed by others because of the expectations we have of them. I have found that when we expect others to behave or act in a way” that we would” that we are usually saddened by the fact that they do whatever they want regardless of how we may feel. I have learned to accept the fact that just because I have high expectations of myself that I can not expect others to have those same standards. So I need to adjust my thinking and what it is I know about that particular person, so that I can grasp the reality that “they do not think or act the way that I do”. I find that I am less frustrated when I am able to put it in perspective and separate the two issues and the persons involved. That is how I create balance in my life when it comes to my expectations of myself and others.