Self, expectation and disappointment


We know things deep down that we would never admit to most of the people in our lives.

Today someone asked me the right question in the right way and got the answer. The answer made them flinch. I would normally take it back in any normal situation but the magnitude of what I was saying was so important to me that to retract it would have been a lie.

Why do we fight against that which comes so naturally to us? Why do we try to conform so much when we are not creatures who really want to conform? Are we really that concerned with fitting into societies expectations of us?

We beat ourselves up so much over not being what it and people close to us expect us to be. Often unfairly. We cannot live our lives for others. None of this I hope comes as a revelation to anyone.

It is a common theory that we spend an overwhelming amount of our brain power trying to be what society expects us to be that we only function on a basic level using minimum mental consciousness. Then there is that small bit that we allow to be who we truly are.

All of this is a form of torture that we allow ourselves to endure on a daily basis. Punishing ourselves over and over. It is little wonder why so many people seemingly hate themselves or find themselves hard to live with.


One thought on “Self, expectation and disappointment

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