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People comment endlessly on the uselessness of expectations. Are they? Why do they exist and what is done with them?
- •NormalityThe epitome of what is expected is what would be normal in a circumstance. Reflection on your achievements, discussing your personal life, and the level of appropriate friendliness are all known for a circumstance by all involved. These impressions are based on a weighted average of each person's prior experiences and influences.
- •JudgementOne reason expectations exist is for all parties involved to instantly know the entirety of unremarkable interactions. I hope you can recall a time you awaited someone's comment, only to be disappointed they brought up the weather; you'll know my point. By having norms, we quickly know what won't surprise us.
- •DepartureWhen all around you operate on these tactics, it makes available intentional oddity. The reason boldness attracts is because the audience now knows what is attempted will be worthwhile at least on novelty. Someone has stood and effectively claimed to have an original hold on an idea, and that it will help you to hear it.
For law, we have words and contracts, but what really is consent? It will seem like a silly point, but it's not effectively real in any case.
- •CoercionI hold a gun to your head and order you to open a register or die. You are already legally safe, because your actions are brought about by threat. But, you do actually have that choice. You could choose to die over cooperate.
- •MundanityIn the other corner, a meaningless choice. You must select a pen from two. Their color is so similar that nothing in your life can notice the difference, though they verifiably are. For all circumstances this is a decision you will be accountable, but no one would likely need anything settled over it.
- •ConsequenceThe difference between the outcomes of a decision being nil provides the most actual choice. The consequence difference being life and death provides no common idea of choice.
Becoming empathetic to your hypothetical kidnapper is an odd enough confirmed psychological phenomenon, but in what ways do you confirm it in average life?
- •Work EthicTo have a job you truly find valuable and worthwhile is a noble goal we all share, perhaps only disagreeing on those goals. So then why are we easily content? See how well acknowledging your dissent puts food on the table, or how warm a whistleblower stays at night, and suddenly it's easier to say c'est la vie.
- •AmbitionHow easy is it to talk about your first, most moving goals now? Why did you accept a polisci focus over that art degree? What stopped you from volunteering in the Peace Corps? How did real life convince you to accept less from your own dreams?
- •AdvertisingHow much of what you own is junk to you now? How well did your friends and coworkers cooperate with stacking shards of minor threats for not joining the craze? How much do you insist to yourself that spending is fun, even if you feel that burden later on?