Friday, September 28, 2007

Hakuna matata, bitch

Hakuna Matata. Shake It Off. Que Sera Sera. All of these songs are about* just letting go and letting live. This whole mentality has been one that I have been trying to embrace for the past few weeks.

Ask any of my friends and they will likely roll their eyes and explain how I haven't stopped singing Hakuna Matata at every opportunity. It goes beyond singing the words to a song, however. It's about managing expectations and learning to find that happy medium. The fact of the matter is that I expect a lot from the people around me, more than they should be required to give, and when they don't deliver, my disappointment is extreme and the aftermath brutal. I realized I was tired of constantly being unhappy with people because they didn't act in the way I expected them to or respond in the way I wanted.

Lowered expectations equals greater happiness, right? I'll let you know how it goes. ;-)

*to me

4 comments:

  1. Maybe not lowered expectations, but different expectations? Lowering them doesn't sound good.

    And Hakuna Matata will only truly work if you really have no worries. You can't hold them inside-that doesn't count;)

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  2. wow, so wise. i tend to agree with scarlet but i have definitely been in your shoes. i have also always taken it personally when someone doesn't do what i would want them to do, or what i would have done in that situation myself. letting go of that is hard but worth it. i hope.

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  3. Unfortunately, you have to lower your expectations when it comes to friends because sometimes, you never know and women tend to be fickle. Sad but true. But never lower them with men. Sometimes men need a good kick in the ass!

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  4. Perhaps you should have NO expectations? That way, everything is a surprise and you live out your life as if everyday is your birthday. Then again, who wants to get something disappointing for their birthday? Never mind. My idea's crap.

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