The Hell of High Expectations

You’re doing this to yourselves.

Humans tell themselves three grand lies: memories, thoughts and expectations. Memories are a distortion of the past, thoughts are a distortion of the present, and expectations are a distortion of the future.

Why are they lies? Well, our memories are imperfect, our thoughts are poisoned by bias, and expectations are usually wrong…

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John Gorman

John Gorman

Essayist and storyteller on life, liberty and the battle for happiness. Several million served. Words at Human Parts, Forge and PS I Love You. IG: heygorman