The Dissertation of Expectation
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Expectation is the anticipation for fulfillment and this fulfillment is contrived on
predicated assumption. An assumption that is carried on through our daily lives on a casual
basis. Expectation is not a concept applied to life, it is life.
Expectation is rooted in the subconscious. The assumption on life is that you will
live and that you will die. This assumption is bred throughout years of one's own existence
that there will be a tomorrow, a today, a future, and a past. There is a generalized
ungrateful appreciation for all aspects of the time and space we occupy. It is so
unappreciated that we assume it will be there tomorrow so we don't take time to notice it
Expectation has bred things such as faith. Faith is a strong belief or confidence
in a person, in an idea, in a concept, in life, or in yourself. Examples of faith are life
after death, love, and god. Expectation is why we live to die and do not live to live.
One's immunity is a prime example of faith and oneself. When one takes a Tylenol,
you assume your headache will dissipate. When you drink alcohol, you assume you will get drunk. When one has a cold, you assume your body will fight it at its every whim of
defense. You have faith that your heart will pump blood, your stomach will digest food, and
you brain will think. We don't worry about spontaneous failure of our well-being, as our
faith is strong in the aspects of ourselves we are oblivious to. Our faith is strongest in
the aspects of life we are oblivious to.
As an intelligent society one expects protection, safety, and long-term happiness.
There is no promise or contract to this expectation, but it is still apparent. As we
evolve, so does our intelligence and our ignorance. We expect to be provided things as we
submit monetary green paper in return for false comfort. Ironically, we expect and then
Expectation leaves room for satisfaction and for disappointment. Humans constantly
set themselves up to bring themselves down. Humans use expectation to make demands from
life, but at the same time put the control of life out of their own power. The expect
things will happen. And when they don't, they expect everything happens for a reason.
Applying purpose to reason is why we anticipate so much and obtain so little.
There is no question as the damaging effects expectation has had on our society
through out time and will continue to have. Presumption is as impractical as it is
essential. As long as humans are intelligent enough to live, they will be intelligent enough
What happens when there is no expectation, and all faith is lost? What happens when
one accepts the present rather than assume the future? Could humanity accept such a
concept? Are humans pathetic enough to enjoy emptiness enough to rule out constant
fulfillment? Are you?
This is the dissertation of expectation.