Expectations - have it or not???  

Posted by Divya A L in

Something triggered me today to thorougly inspect
If it was a good thing or otherwise to "expect"

When i look back and retrospect
I found, it revolved around two aspects
One that results out of greed
The other as the fruit of your sown seed

On top of the world you feel, if they are met
If not, all that you get to do is to fret
Makes you feel that "they " are the prime suspects
And pushes you to swear "never to expect"

When things happen and you least expect
Blessings in disguise, they are, in a way;
When they don't,
Who cares? you never expected them anyway...

Wonder which is sweeter
If its the "expectations met" or "unexpected success"
I atleast know what is bitterer
"Unmet expectations" that leads to pain and distress

A single day to explore all its prospects
Ain't it too much to expect?!?

"When you hope for the best, better be prepared for the worst!!!"

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When you prepare for the worst,
how can you put in your best?

BTW nicely written...
But can it so happen that, when you deliberately try "not to expect" you already would have considered the possibility of the "expectations"..!! ;-)

haa..too much..:)

February 22, 2009 at 10:29 AM

:) i meant, one has to weigh the outcomes equally, be it positive o negative...

Thanks... :)

hmmm.. thinking of a possibility and and living in expectations are very different i wud say :)

February 22, 2009 at 6:05 PM


I was reading ur blog posts and found some of them to be very good.. u write well.. Why don't you popularize it more.. ur posts on ur blog ‘Myriad of memories’ took my particular attention as some of them are interesting topics of mine too;

BTW I help out some ex-IIMA guys who with another batch mate run www.rambhai.com where you can post links to your most loved blog-posts. Rambhai was the chaiwala at IIMA and it is a site where users can themselves share links to blog posts etc and other can find and vote on them. The best make it to the homepage!

This way you can reach out to rambhai readers some of whom could become your ardent fans.. who knows.. :)


February 23, 2009 at 12:57 PM

@Ray: Hey thanks... Will think of your suggestion :) Thanks for it..

February 23, 2009 at 3:21 PM
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March 6, 2009 at 9:43 AM
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March 6, 2009 at 9:44 AM

Personally for me, hope without expectation has been the best way.

P.S. That was just a passing comment on the subject. Post is well written!!

April 4, 2009 at 8:18 PM

@Sreejith: Once you start to hope, it generally ends up in an expectation and you will never know, when that transformation would have rooted up.... :)

April 4, 2009 at 10:10 PM

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