Much of the unhappiness we feel in life is due to our unrealistic expectations.
Can you imagine how much difference there is between your expectations and those of your great-grandparents 90 to 100 years ago?
Take marriage, for example. We demand so much more of our spouses relationally, in terms of communication and sexual openness, that there is almost no basis of comparison between the two generations. And if our expectations are not met, we file for divorce – something that would not have been done 100 years ago.
Our high expectations are expressed in every aspect of our lives: professional, financial, even spiritual. And some of these expectations are completely unrealistic and lead to great disappointment.
How realistic are your expectations?