The Absence of Expectation...
The promise of success is enticing. We marvel at others; how they seem to effortlessly achieve in such a short time. We desperately seek secrets, hoping to replicate what is not ours.
The lure of fast money is an unending fad. I say this with certainty, as long as people fall prey to misconceived reality. There is no such thing as free lunch , only hard work and genuine relationships.
It is not as simple as hitting the green button and expecting money to fall on your lap, on a whim! You say you have been mislead?! Why not take a closer look in retrospect of actions past, or perhaps, what others before you are doing. They did it genuinely, as if you were their own; with caring and warm thoughts!
Writing your world is not superficial; its rooted on true relationships and less expectations. That is how communities are built. That is how you reduce disappointments!
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tinamarie wrote on July 5, 2014, 9:13 AM
This is a very profound statement! I love it!
quickchai wrote on July 7, 2014, 9:13 PM
I agree.. sometimes people want to get rich quick and get upset when they get scammed they don't realize that it is hard work that pays off and not some lame get rich quick scheme
Ruby3881 wrote on July 9, 2014, 1:06 AM
Well said! I'd heard the expression all my life, but really always took it for granted until I read Heinlein. I love how you applied the concept to the social writing phenomenon.
nbaquero wrote on July 10, 2014, 8:14 PM
PenFlavor I would say one has to set some expectations but those have to be realistic and based as you pointed out in true relationships and providing value to others in the community.
Kasman wrote on July 11, 2014, 6:44 PM
If we don't expect too much then we won't be disappointed when that is exactly what we get! Anything else is a bonus.
midastouch wrote on July 12, 2014, 12:22 AM
this makes whole lot of sense
and I am adopting it right away
for my family and friends
DaVinci wrote on July 12, 2014, 6:58 AM
This is a good lesson, I wish I had come across this last year.
bestwriter wrote on December 2, 2014, 11:50 PM
I learnt it the hard way. Expectations ruin a relationship.