One should not have high expectations

Last semester at uni, a lecturer gave one of the silliest statements I’ve ever heard in my entire life.

According to her, one ‘should not have high expectations’. One should ‘lower their expectations’ so as not to get ‘disappointed’.

What in the world??? What a way to educate your students huh?

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How to utilise one’s life?

If you were going to spend a mighty proportion of your life doing something, would you rather be doing something that you like and passionate about even if you need to be facing some extra hardships and pain?

Perhaps choosing what you like doesn’t apply at all? Perhaps choosing the most stable and safest option is the way to go?

One might argue that we need to make some sacrifices in our lives and we are sometimes faced with the challenge of not being able to do what we want to do. However, the need to go through the hardships and pain in the pursuance of your passion is a sacrifice in itself, no?

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Pursuit of Happyness

Relating to my previous post of ‘When should I start investing? When should I launch my business’, here’s a conversation between the father and the son from the movie Pursuit of Happyness. It sums up the article perfectly.

Christopher Gardner: Hey. Don’t ever let somebody tell you… You can’t do something. Not even me. All right?

Christopher: All right.

Christopher Gardner: You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.

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