I have been battling with this most of my life.Expectations, or rather the expectations that other people have of me. The unquestionable and ultimate answer to these is: FUCK 'EM, they are not mine. This holds true for my employer, my family as well as my friends.

I have for a long time worked on actually pleasing other people, but ultimately there is just no pleasing everyone all the time, so if you satisfy one person, at the same time you'll disappoint someone else. My question then is, why bother at all?  And the only possible answer is, just don't bother.  Ultimately what most expect of you is things they fail at themselves, so why should you have to live to a standard that they cannot satisfy themselves?

No really there is just no way to keep on doing it like this.  All that matters at the end of the day is what makes sense to me, no matter what someone else may come to think of me. In the end, the only one who can truly judge me, will be me, so no it's time to stop bothering with the others, and just focus on myself, and my motto is do whatever I like, as long as I don't intentionally harm someone else.

Or to use Ben Harper's word: "Take me as I am, or leave me the way you found me!"


Don't judge! even when you think you know, there are always things that elude you! So just don't judge! Simply do better than what you think you know!

Not sure I manage it all the time, at least not lately as falling victim to my own judgement is what led me to this conclusion.. but getting there eventually ! keep up positive thoughts...

current state of affairs....

without all the reasoning behind it, here is a thought: Our world in its current state can only be saved if the "regular" people will get off their ass, and actually chase all those in "power" out of it, and install a direct democracy (which granted might not be the most efficient, but at least it is closest to the majority deciding, so has a chance at "fairness".)

This is the case as, simply put the people and corporations that are in charge, have come to a point where they are so consumed by their "power" they long to have more of it all the time, in whatever way shape or form they can get it!!

The only people truly fit to run the world, would be those totally opposed to doing so, and even they may well be corrupted by "power" at some point.

The other option I see would be if we'd actually just, each one of us, do one good thing for someone else per week, and at least try not to harm anyone else, we'll be fine as well.. But do we have the discipline for this one?