I’ve been experiencing some feelings of disappointment these past couple of days. I notice that I often feel disappointment in people when they fail to meet the expectations I have for them.
I understand that this is partly my own issue. It’s inviting problems, to expect certain things from certain people. After all, people are who they are, aren’t they? Expecting more than that is an open invitation to heartache.
But what about common human decency? What about understanding and compassion and kindness? Are those honestly too much to expect from someone, particularly someone that, like it or not, you have a relationship with…and will continue to for a long time to come?
I’m not sure who I’m more disappointed with – this person for not being more, or me for believing that they were capable of it.
Reality is hard to face sometimes.