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Striving With Low Expectations

Now at first glance, if I had seen this sentence, it would have not made sense to me at all. I have heard countless conversations where people say that they don't expect too much from themselves or other people. Therefore, they do not get upset half as much of the time as everyone else does. If you don't expect to win a race or be chosen for a job or an audition, does it minimize your chances of winning or getting it? This is the question that I have been pondering.

  Just so you know, this posting comes on the heels of hearing a certain person play with these words a little bit. From my perspective, I am not usually comfortable with having low expectations in life. I see many things as abundant and possible and open to many outcomes. However, as I watch those who do not actually think that things will pan out right, some of them also do win from time to time. So then the question that begs to be answered is, can you strive for excellence with low expectations?

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Randomly Seen And Experienced Today

I was on the train and a very large man got on and looked for a seat. He say down rather sloppily and abruptly. The woman next to him smiled and laughed a little bit. He apologized and told her that he is so tired that he almost fell into the seat. Although it does not matter to me, the man was black and the woman was white. Why do I mention that? Strictly because I love to see people of different races getting along with no effort at all. It can be done. It is done quite frequently. For this reason, I am so surprised at all of the racial things that have gone on in the past few years. I digress. She made a comment afterwards and he laughed and then they laughed together. Just 30 seconds prior to that moment, they did not know each other at all. In a stop or two after they had not been talking anymore, she got up and turned back to tell him to get some sleep and to have a good night. That interaction made me happy and it was so easy and effortless. We need more love in the world.

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