One thing we can't help but having, is great expectations.
Some of us have learned not to expect anything in life, which in my opinion, is the way to go. Then nobody can disappoint you in any way and nobody have to live up to your expectations.
Yes, you might argue that without any expectations in life, you won't get anywhere, which is true in a way, but only when it comes to the person staring back at you in the mirror.
You gotta have high expectations of yourself, aiming for your goals and dreams in life, otherwise you won't ever get closer to reaching them. But what about other people? Back to my statement I made earlier...
Have you ever felt let down or disappointed at the end of the day? Wondering why someone did or didn't do something, wondering why they didn't do the things you expected them to do? Surprisingly, that feeling leaves you feeling down and out, not the person who disappointed you. So, you take another shot of whisky to drown your dislike that you created in your mind.
If you're not following me on this one, do yourself a favour and watch 500 days of summer. After that, you'll get my drift.
Expectations lead to disappointment, which leads to you seeking attention from the person who disappointed you, which then leads into something that neither of you wished for.
Be careful what you wish for