Meeting Expectations of Others

There are certain things in life which create lots of burden on us. These are expectations of others from us. Everybody has some kind of expectation from us. Our family has certain expectations from us and our boss has some other expectations. Our neighbours have some, while our society has some other. Expectation is not a bad word. We all have some expectation from others in this world. This world is moving forward in this way. These expectations are only good up to the time when they are under certain limits.

How ever, due to busy schedules of life, it is becoming difficult for us to meet other’s expectation. Expectations are so large from us, that it is not possible for us to fulfil them; we can meet some of them but rest expectations we have to leave as such. Therefore, people whom expectations we fulfil remain happy with us and other people whom expectations we fail in meeting remain angry with us. Situations go on becoming worse with time as expectations of others from us increase day by day.

Now, we are living in a society where expectations from others are very large. Everybody wants from others to fulfil their dreams. They do not want to do them self anything to fulfil these things. Many such people also expect in this world who them self cannot do anything for others or earlier have done anything for others. Many times some situations come in our life where we are over burdened by these expectations of others. We usually have so many expectations to fulfil that we have to choose some and leave others.

Like, we have to choose between the expectation of our family from us to come back home early and spend time with them or the expectation of our boss to work till late hours. If we choose first option then we will make our boss angry and if we choose the second one then we will make our family angry. In both these options we are losing something. This is an example of only two options, there are many cases where multiple options are present and we have to choose one among them.

Only problem with these expectations is that they unnecessary make us tense. Multiple chooses often create lot of difficult situations in front of us. We increase our fears by imagining outcomes like not meeting these expectations. Other problem with these expectations is that they take our life from us. We are so much over burdened by expectations of others that we forget living our own life. In childhood we are burdened by the expectation of teachers, parents and friends. In adulthood we are burdened by the expectation of professors, competition, girlfriend and parents again. At thirties-forties, we are burdened by the expectations of our children, wife and boss. Above fifties we are burdened the expectations of society, grandsons and friends.

We live our most of life in fulfilling expectations of others and even we some time got depressed when we think about not fulfilling some of these expectations. Expectation is not a bad world, but it is required to be in some limit. We should look at our life before fulfilling others expectations. We also require to give some time to our self and not only meeting others expectations.

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  1. Expectation is like silent killer, without knowing it just do its work... we should know and try to learn that we cannot fulfill each and every soul on earth, and samething applies to us when we think abt. others. so we should start from us, we should keep minimum expectation from others. this will help a great deal.

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