Expectations are important. They can help better mentally prepare ourselves for new or stressful situations. They can also help us plan for future events.
And yet I often find myself wondering why we even bother trying to anticipate things at all when so often our expectations are thwarted. Just when we think we’ve gotten good at reading situations or understanding people, the rug gets pulled out from under us and we realize we don’t know anything at all.
So leave your preconceived notions at the door when it comes to the following images.
You think things are going one way, and then they go in the complete opposite direction. That’s the one guarantee for the rest of this post.