I’ll admit, I have a problem.
The problem? I have too many expectations. I don’t think I am an unreasonable person, but I do think that having expectations in the current days is slowly becoming an exercise in futility.
I expect that people mean what they say, and say what they mean.
I expect that people will be responsible for themselves.
I expect that people will own their actions, or inaction.
I expect that people will follow through. That they will honor their word.
I expect that family members will be productive citizens when they come of age.
I expect that my rights as a citizen of the United States are paramount to those of a non-citizen (obviously within limit as I am not a lawless individual).
I expect that the media should be fair and balanced.
I expect that my tax dollars are used for legitimate needs.
I expect that good customer service can’t be compromised.
I expect that respecting our elders and law enforcement is a given.
I could go on. But I won’t.
It doesn’t seem that there is a point to having expectations any longer. Yes, we all have our own expectations but there used to be those that everyone agreed upon and that just simply isn’t the case any longer.
What do you think? Is it unreasonable to have expectations these days?