One of my favorite quotes of all time is from Tombstone:
“There is not a perfect life, there’s just life.”
Boy, don’t we all know this to be the truth? Life is freaking amazing and a huge blessing but it’s easy to get fooled by our ego expectations which make us think that things will just be all good. Nothing could be crazier. We are never really in love with life until we let go of what we think it should be. How we think we should be treated and how we expect others to react.
Managing others expectations is one of the hardest things in life. If others don’t straighten up to be the person on a string like we think that they should then we sometimes become upset and withdraw. You might have a lot of issues staying engaged until you take on the cold hard truth that reality can be ugly, but we must still strive to be beautiful people in an ugly world…