The Stress of Your Expectations vs. Reality
Studies have shown that we tend to disregard the things that we currently have to yearn for the things that others have that we don't.
We need to remind ourselves to be thankful for the life that we have as of the moment. If the life that you have currently is not up to par with your expectations, it is always up to us to work on ourselves and to work for the life we want.
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The tendency to over-expect the probability of good things happening while negating the likelihood of anything bad happening is a common human trait.
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Pessimism, or having a bias towards a negative outcome, has a fan base too, as it seems that pessimists are immune to disappointment.
Their view of life already considers the worst possible outcome as the default one, and anything better than that can only improve it.
Losing something we already have is twice as much pain than gaining the same. This skewed feelings towards loss is known as loss aversion.
Expectations always dampen the feelings of happiness, always setting us up in advance for a dose of disappointment.