The rule of Expectations

By | March 30, 2017

When the expectations are increasing , we are forced to raise our level.

When the level is raised up, expectations are increased again.

Be involved in that chain reaction.

But when should we employ some control rods? Or Should we?

127 thoughts on “The rule of Expectations

  1. Sreejith Nair

    You keep raising your level as per your expectations and not based on other people’s, then anytime you can apply the control rods 🙂

    That’s what I learned from my experience 🙂

    Have a beautiful day 🙂

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    1. Akhila Post author

      but how will i identify if i am becoming greedy, to apply those control rods..?

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  2. theonlysup

    Well golden rule of marriage , its OK to expect anything and everything from each other.. But if these are taken in a negative way its destructive for any kinda relationship.. Be it a marriage or friendship.. Depends on acceptance level of the other person very much.

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    1. Akhila Post author

      thanks sup.. Even though i didnt think about marriage, while I posted this, I am really glad to have your words on this. As you always come up with some different style.

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    2. Akhila Post author

      the acceptance level defines your limit while entering into the life of anyone.

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  3. avinamdar

    Akhila, that’s the good thing and bad thing about being human. We have unlimited potential, and we can always raise our level when required. But we are also prone to become greedy, and then it becomes this vicious circle of never ending expectations! So, we must always watch out for the signs, greed is the devil in disguise!

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    1. Akhila Post author

      what if the expectations are not driven by the inner self, but by the people around you..?

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  4. aishahnaaz

    The thing about your posts is, either they are thought provoking or they radiate a positive energy. A few words, few lines, but a lot of things unsaid coming out of it. 🙂 Good day to you!!

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    1. Akhila Post author

      I am happy as my words could make you thinking..and most importantly what makes me happy is that you are understanding the unsaid part of my words..

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  5. Daisy in the Willows

    I don’t know why but this got me thinking about politics and the consumerist society we live in. There needs to be limits on material expectations and more championing of our inherent characteristics and values.

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    1. Akhila Post author

      Thanks Daisy.. I am always looking for your words, just because of the same reason. You are thoughtful enough to come up with different perspectives.

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    2. Akhila Post author

      exactly this is the control rod which i mentioned in the post. but when could one realize whether he/she needs to have pause on that materialistic expectations.?

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      1. Daisy in the Willows

        That is the BIG question. Many times I have thought of turning my back on society and going to live in the jungle or somewhere -become self sufficient -with no need for money. I read an article about a guy that did that and it was inspiring. I hate feeling I am controlled by media, technology, politics and the rest. The world needs simplicity in my opinion.

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        1. Akhila Post author

          you are too ground to earth.. a big salute.. And you know, targeting a simpler life is in dreams only now..

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          1. Akhila Post author

            and it is the passion which links the dreams and the goals

          2. Daisy in the Willows

            Now that is the true question – how much passion do we have in us to want to change? Grumbling and moaning is not enough .

          3. Akhila Post author

            yes.. we need to have a work ethic along with passion.

      1. pins & ashes

        Didn’t even reach any of that, just lazing around watching the weather.. enjoying the breeze .. and reading comments to posts ..

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          1. Akhila Post author

            parippuvada ninte kai kondundakkiyal valare nannayirunnu.. he he..

  6. Nisthur Anadi

    Having expectations means looking for future, that means you are waiting some thing to happen, so that you can start living , or actually you’repostponing Happiness .

    But life always happens here and now. Expectations means you want to achieve some thing, want to reach some destination.

    Expectations means you want to acquire some thing. Expectations means waiting for something to happen out side in this world as per your wish. Approach is materialstic.

    Expectations means focus is on external objects.

    Expectations means bondage with some specific should happen what we think is right.

    Need of control means you have infested with doubt that even if you’re expectations from self or from others fulfilled, it may give you temporary relief, happiness or pleasure, but again you will desire same thing in more quantity or quality or you will have different desire.

    Then you start chasing any external object and same thing will be repeated.

    I am not against expectations or controlling them. My point is human life motto behind every action is to be happy.

    People are chasing happiness through their thoughts , desires , expectations and actions. But trying to gain in success or goal. No doubt they are entertained for some time, But not stable or constant or eternal.

    Either we will in past or we dream about future and miss most of the time in expecting desires to be full filled.

    But life happens here and now in present moment, then what is solution ?

    Should we not have expectations, should we not try to control them ?

    Knowing the true nature of thoughts , mind and actions and self can help.

    How ?

    We can contemplate on the basis of our past experiences and people you have lived their life .

    Desires can never be full filled. Desires means

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  7. Nisthur Anadi

    Sorry , I had not finished my view and by mistake I touched send button.

    There is no harm in creating a roadmap for life. But instead of focusing on destination enjoy journey. No matter what future has for you. Just be in present moment and enjoy the simply being into the act. For got the result , let it be good or bad. Just enjoy doing in way that you not doer but simply watching whats happening .

    Believe me our real nature is noting but love , peace and happiness. Enjoy your sheer existence. Don’t look for any success , goal or achievement. You are already complete and perfect.

    People who achieve success or accomplish any thing need to understand that nothing is permanent. What ever you will achieve will not remain with you always. Death will take away from you every materials you will acquire through out your life.

    That does not mean you stop performing, but should need to know no action or result can neither make me better or can make me worst.

    Having said knowledge if you expect any thing , that happens fine, something happens other way around that is also fine.

    Now you reach to that state , where you find no control is required at all.

    All negative will washed away, the way flowing water becomes pure and looses it’s impurities.

    Else keep working on millions of issues of life. You will succeed in few hundred , but thousand issues will come again.

    Hope people will understand, what takes away their entire misery and sorrow and realized their true nature as blissful soul.

    Regards.

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    1. Akhila Post author

      but i think I havent reached that state to perceive everything in a fine position…

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      1. Nisthur Anadi

        It’s not necessary to reach that destination. Just a simple understanding about the concept can make you be in bliss.

        Just keep the curiosity alive.

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  8. SumitOfficial

    Yes Akhila. It’s truly said by you. But aren’t we drowning ourselves by being dependent on something and expecting the same from other person.

    At forget about the other person. Let’s talk about our own self. Oyr inner side. At times, we expect a lot from our own selves.

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    1. Akhila Post author

      understanding the true self is a blessing.. when we are into that path, no more expectations..

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  9. Dee

    Yep…chain reaction indeed. Somewhere we gotto draw own very own lines I guess!

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    1. Akhila Post author

      yes.. and realizing when to draw that line is the most difficult part..

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    1. Akhila Post author

      thanks a lot. I am really glad with your words..so what’s your mode of control..?

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      1. mywords331

        I try to control my expectations because that’s d root behind all..less we expect lesser we get hurt….

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    1. Akhila Post author

      ha ha.. there you dont have any mode of escape..you have to exceed the expectation to come in the outstanding category

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      1. TylerLearnsToWrite

        Sometimes you have to lower your expectations and supprised yourself by being at normal level. Which also higher in your terms. 🙂

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        1. Akhila Post author

          yeah.. atleast we could satisfy ourself, even though not our boss..

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          1. Akhila Post author

            he he..so let us be our own bosses..so no more worries

  10. chembaneer

    Expect less and u will get more…don’t care about others expectation ..always that will mislead u …

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  11. extinct0703

    I expect you to come up with such brain storming questions and you excel daily. Do we need control rod?

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    1. Akhila Post author

      thanks a lot Dhiraj.. your words are really motivating…
      think.. think. do we need control rods..?

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  12. anand

    We should check out our limitations before going up and up .. everything should have its limits..

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    1. Akhila Post author

      limits..? I don’t think so anand…do you think that your skills to take not so common photographs are limited..

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      1. anand

        Yes maybe but there are instants in our life when we just have to consider the limitations…

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        1. Akhila Post author

          and those instants will be some exceptional cases.. but in the normal routine, nothing could make us tired, nothing could make us bored, nothing could make us limited

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  13. Shweta Suresh

    There are times when there’s too much pressure because of expectations. Sometimes expectations set us up for failures. Expectations can leave us disappointed. On the other hand, expectations can motivate us to work hard. But in my opinion, these conflicting situations are like the two sides of a coin. I guess, in the end – what’s important is to not lose hope and keep trying without thinking about the results. Do the best that you can at that particular moment of time. At least we’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that we tried our best.

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    1. Akhila Post author

      You are absolutely right shweta.. Have a question in mind..hope u got it..

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  14. kalyansparks

    Hello nuclear physics student.If you go on increasing the chained reaction,happiness decreases.because it’s inversely proportional to expectations.soo if you don’t keep control rods.ITS OK actually.But one day we will die.when should we employ control rods?There should be greedy meter to measure how long we can be greedy.After that meter break up.we can employ control rods.Actually life itself provides control rod phase.This phase is known as old age.you don’t have energy,or much activity in your brain.so even though you forget to employ those rods.life won’t.

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  15. mylittlepursuitsofhappyness

    Whether we control or not..expectations mostly out run our levels.. if we fail to deliver as per expectations set it brings in disappointment. Balancing is not easy either.

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    1. Akhila Post author

      It’s not easy..but why should we get upset always..instead let us try to make it exciting as robin sharma says

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  16. shreyans

    if the expectations are soul driven then you should never stop..growth is the ultimate goal of life..but material expectations should be controlled as early as possible..
    shreyans

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    1. Akhila Post author

      We need to have materialistic expectations too..otherwise what’s that point of continuing…

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    1. Akhila Post author

      Hmm.. won’t it be frustrating even while without any hopes and expectations…in a way, it’s the driving engine..isn’t it

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      1. tingleurtastebuds

        You can wish. But expecting a person to do something for you and when they don’t do it is really frustrating. My motto is not to expect from others. That brings disappointment.

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    1. Akhila Post author

      Yeah..if there is someone else to bias our expectations, control is lost..

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      1. Manu Michael sdb

        Looking around we can notice clear signs of burdening the people with expectations…. Look at some parents may be it is out of love but….

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        1. Akhila Post author

          True that..society, especially the parents program their kids in the way they want..very few only can escape from this fence

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          1. Akhila Post author

            Hmm.. by the time they realize, kids would have fallen in the trap of stereotypical notion

      1. shreyans

        Well no..because if it was..i would have never felt satisfied, because materialistic satisfaction has no end, it goes on.

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  17. Ashwi

    very true, if you are expecting higher and higher from yourself then you are growing and raising your level up by yourself and i think that’s the way of making your name as big.. as mount everest

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  18. Moushmi Radhanpara

    I don’t know in what sense you might have come up with this but sometimes I think that it’s good raising standards but then what if these expectations aren’t met? Don’t we feel more disheartened then?

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  19. Tony Burgess

    No good deed goes unpunished. The better one does there is an expectation that they should do better all the time.

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  20. thewritewomanblog

    Expectations increase based on your own influence upon it. You will continue to give but after you have exhausted it, what happens, you get crushed?

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