Posts tagged ‘expectation’
It may seem like an easy question. When do you know something? Is it at the end of the poker game where you win and might say ‘I told you so’, or when you make a turn and crash your car into another one thinking ‘I knew it’. That doesn’t sound so difficult, does it?
But what if your questions are ‘is this the work I want to do till I grow old’ or ‘is this girl worth rethinking one to 26 thousand decisions’? When can you trust someone with your problems? When can you do anything you like without feeling ashamed even the tiniest bit? When can you be 100 percent sure to call some place ‘home’?
The answer is: we can’t be sure, ever. Except maybe that instant of a second where our perception meets our expectation. But as soon as that happens there is no open question anymore. For the interesting answers that probably means that your life is about to end. Then you can finally say: that pizza in that small restaurant in 1999 was truly the best I’ve ever had.
So, how can we find our answers until then? What base shall we build our decisions onto? How to live a life without regrets?
I don’t know – nobody does (or else they’re lying)!
The only thing you can do is to learn to accept and to live with the decisions you once made!
Have you ever been speechless? Most people are from time to time. There is probably no need to worry about. Sometimes it’s just the numbness of the aftereffects of alcohol or sleeplessness. Or maybe it’s just some small surprise life often offers in the most unexpected situations. There is a saying ‘firstly it comes different and secondly, as you may imagine.’
What’s quite a sophistic attempt that offers a way out in such situations, is to build up association chains. Such procedures are used in some evaluation and creative idea finding techniques. These also called mind maps exist in various places. Language with all its references and reflexions works similar. I’m going to try it with the intention of conveying knowledge.
Long speculated but still an open question is whether life exists on Mars or not. Life on Mars is also a song by David Robert Jones better known as David Bowie which was released in 1973. 1973 again, is a song performed by James Hillier Blount who was actually born in 1974 and had been inspired by the club scene in Ibiza. Ibiza is one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea, belonging with the island of Formentera to Spain. Spain is a constitutional monarchy like the United Kingdom and has been a member of the European Union since 1986. The European Union has together with Bulgaria and Romania, which joined by January 2007, 27 member states. Originally created as an economic union the unemployment rate for its almost 500 million citizens stood at 7 percent in 2007. The United States are inhabited by about 300 million people with an unemployment rate of about 5 percent. If you’re interested in the rest of the world, look up Kwashiorkor.
Take a look at the lawman, beating up the wrong guy!
In the past I thought that people never change. They stay the jerks they once became. I changed my mind about that. People get even more dumb.
To generalise is to be an idiot. That’s what William Blake said. Within that phrase, the whole idea of knowledge and wisdom is wrapped. It may seem harsh, but it fits so well to our communities nowadays. Obviously, I am no exception. Superficiality we might call it. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to know the story of the life of my next waitress. Nonetheless, I also don’t want to know about the current weather, time nor any other smalltalk crap.
People learn through generalisation. They learn languages by building rules of syntax and semantics. Complex programs are constructed by abstraction. Big companies own a management to manage their management. Despite that, true knowledge is when we know what’s going on inside the box. And this is where we get ignorant, lazy and scared. It’s where the problem starts. You take something as granted. You don’t want to stress yourself with little children knitting your clothes. You don’t mind to dismiss 101 employees to keep your job.
On the other hand, we despise too much sugar in our coffee mugs. We yell about too much light green on our prints. Yeah, what the fun! We lost our priorities in wrong perspectives long ago. But who am I, daring to write text nobody reads.
Now I’m going to eat the fourth and evil doughnut!
It’s good to have no expectations. Most of the time, you’re better off without any hope. The chances to get disappointed will suddenly go down to zero. Of course, when considering the psychological effects for life with no hope, we might want to rethink. Don’t forget about the masses of rope and bullets which had to be produced to satisfy consumer demands. It might not be a splendid idea for the whole community at all. Not to mention the cleaning costs.
Although, I can see the advertising slogans already. ‘Lost all hope? Use our legendary tearproof rope!’ ‘Our bullets will blow your head off.’ ‘You feel like you drain? Take our extraordinary bullets for you brain! – Now single packed!’
Seriously, nothing is better than raising your expectations in everything. Get used to disappointments and try to make it better. When it comes to other people, well, hope springs eternal. The best thing about high expectations is the pleasant anticipation it’s delivered with. Forget about the disillusion afterwards. Sophistication means adventure. Fun you’ll find where you meet your own demands.
The important lesson to learn is that everything comes at a price. All together, the total you pay for your life. Choose with care or be prepared to pay the price. Or take two packages – just in case you miss the mark.
Life sucks being a bad high wire dancer!