It’s easy to be disappointed when what we expect from others isn’t what we get back. Years ago, if you did something for someone, you were more or less guaranteed a thank you, of a good deed done.
So how do we go about avoiding disappointment? I believe the answer is in our expectations. If we learned to lower our expectations of others, we wouldn’t feel so disappointed in other people’s behaviour and attitude. That doesn’t mean we should change the way we do things, because we should always continue to do what we think and feel is right.
But it does mean that if we lower our expectations of what we expect others to do, we won’t end up harbouring so much resentment through unfulfilled expectations and disappointments.