“So much good is left undone because of our fear of the opinion of others” – Peter G. van Breeman.
Sometimes I watch a movie or listen to a song and for that hour and a half or those 3 minutes I feel like anything is possible. Like I could really change the world.
Then I step into the world and that feeling vanishes.
The possible quickly turns into the impossible and I again feel very small.
The world is so big…. So many people everywhere…. With so many expectations.
That’s just it. People. Expectations.
I don’t know whether people actually expect as much of me as I feel they do, but somehow the feeling is there.
The sad reality is that many, if not most of my day-to-day doings are an expectation.
You may think that’s no so bad. Doing what is expected of you is a good trait. Maybe it once was and for some maybe it is.
But it’s killing me. It’s killing so many of us. One expectation at a time.
Somehow we’ve created this society with unreachable expectations. And everyday we push and push and push. Slowly people are falling over the edge and we don’t even realize because we’re all still too busy pushing.
Can we just STOP!?!
Like I said, I don’t know if the expectations are even still there literally, but we’ve done a good job of pushing them to the point where we can’t shake them mentally.
So much has been lost in these expectations. Jesus. Me. You.
I wonder how different we would live, were we really free. I can’t quite wrap my mind around it.
Perhaps breathing would come easier. Perhaps genuine faith would be restored. Perhaps uniqueness could be treasured. Perhaps we’d have the courage to make our dreams a reality and really change the world.
Life giving grace comes to mind.
What if we expected less and loved more?! What if?!
Until next time,
PS – Yes, I understand that some expectations are necessary for this world to function. That’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about “THOSE” expectations. Yep those ones. You get it. I know you do.