What's worse having expectations that are too high or having no expectations?

@minyang (304)
June 26, 2007 10:01pm CST
What's worse..having expectation that are too high or having no expectations at all? What do you think guys? For me, i rather have no expectation at anything to avoid disappointments in life.
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@thefortunes (2368)
• Netherlands
5 Sep 07
Hi Minyang, it depends for me. If it is about people - than I try not having expectations, even though is not always possible. If doing something - than I set my expectations, and high, otherwise I will not be able to strive and achieve the outcome and results I'd like to achieve.
• Philippines
4 Jul 07
i guess it depends. i think it is worse not to expect anything at all than to have high expectations on yourself. because without expectations, you'll tend to stop aiming for things, coz one way or another expectations fuel your drive to go for the one you really want in your life. i think id rather fail and not meet my expectations and then try again than to live in this world not giving my dream a try at all because i dont expect to succeed or something. but then on the other hand, id rather not expect anything at all from other people because they may disappoint me. hope maybe but never expect.
• United States
27 Jun 07
I believe in not expecting much at all from others,as if I do, I'm usually disappointed. Yet, I expect alot from myself for some reason. I know I keep hoping that I'll find some really good folks out there..I know there must be some out there...I usually assume that people are good, and look deep into folks to see that good. If there is deception and selfishness, I just try not to see it. So maybe I do expect too much,I don't know.
@loktak (189)
• India
27 Jun 07
Well when we fail or when someone hurts us by not coming up to our expectations we feel like it is best to have no expectations at all but that stops us from doing our best and getting what is our due. So, though having expectations can hurt some times, having no expectations can hurt even more.