an extremely insensitive remark made last night has me thinking about expectations.
something horribly shocking happens and one asks "what did they expect?"
does anybody ever expect bad things to happen to them? to say somebody should have expected something, is it to say that they deserved it?
thinking about my failure to expect certain events, i wonder what i expect at all. i always find it difficult to look into the future. what do i expect to happen in five years? tomorrow? what do i deserve?
my roommate says the only thing you can be sure of is the worst case scenario. so that is perhaps what we should expect. then at least we won't be guilty of not expecting what other people think we deserve.
today's question: what is the use of having expectations anyway? is each day just a surprise and expectations, whether high or low, meaningless?