Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Is It About Expectations?


"I think the great underestimation about life is that life is manageable, or it's supposed to be easy, or good people will persevere. I'd rather go a little bit deeper and look at life through the ideal of the never-ending, really difficult obstacle course."
                                                                                                      - Robert Downey Jr.
Is that true? Is it just all about the expectations you set?

You can wallow in the disappointment of unmet expectations, or you can revel in the challenges.

You can agonize over how much you don't measure up, or you can enjoy the moments in those moments and see that insult is only operable when you make the decision to care what others think about how you're living your life.

You can give yourself reasons upon reasons that you don't deserve health or happiness, or you can choose to believe that you are at least worth the act of trying.

You can move forward with the assumption that life will never be easy; that you will have to fight for yourself, for others, for what is right, and against what is wrong and unjust. Is the fight itself the beauty of the journey? Is what pushes against us what actually pushes us forward?

Wise words from a guy in a metal suit.


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2 comments:

  1. You've got me thinking on this one.

    I think the metal suit man makes an interesting point but I think that he lived/lives a very different life from a lot of people. I wonder if he considered people with anxiety and/or depression when he made this statement. He just makes it sound so easy!

    I don't know... still thinking...

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