An expectation, by definition, is “a belief that someone will or should achieve something”. In life, you will always have expectations. For me, it is “good” grades get into a “good” college and have a “happy” life, whatever that means. Though I have only been on this planet fifteen years, one of the things I have learned is that humans focus too much on expectations and what has been put into their mind to think and act. Go to college, get a well-paying job, ideas like this are just that: ideas.
When my brother went off to college, I started to think about were I wanted to go to college and what i wanted to do on my life. I would spend night just sitting there looking up at my ceiling thinking about what I wanted to do and I really struggled because I was so young and didn't know what I wanted to do with my life. And i feel that is totally ok at that age and even at the age I am right now. I put these very unrealistic expectation on myself to figure out what I wanted to do.
These ideas help push the majority to “success” and to a “happy life.” But not every one. These ideas can be helpful in smaller doses, like thinking about the future when you make big decisions in your life. It is important to think about the future but not all the time and especially not at too young of an age. This between having too much future thinking in your life and not enough is tricky because if you don't focus enough on the future then you might make some decisions that affect the future and what you can do with it. But if you focus too much on the future then you end up living in it and you don't take time to look around and just soak it all up.
I have my whole life ahead of me and right now the community around me along with the activities that i do are very important to me. As the saying goes live life like there's no tomorrow and I believe that means that you should focus on expectations but not too much. I will take this into my future to come.