On Disappointment

Disappointment is quite easy to remedy:

Don't expect so much.

It's sad but simple. Disappointment comes when someone or something doesn't live up to your expectations. Your expectations are under your control. Sure, people should do the right thing or rise to the levels they've prepared you to expect. But that's the thing: when they don't, it's not their fault you're disappointed. Its your own.

It doesn't absolve them from sin. I'm just calling it like I see it. And after seeing person after person in my life not live up to what I believe they should be, I finally realized that the feeling I felt after they "failed" (from my perception) -- the disappointment -- is my own fault.

Like I said, it's sad. But it really is that simple.