Whether handicappers are picking horses, actuaries are picking numbers and life expectancies … we are all walking around with expectations as if we were taking a drug (or placebo) that will determine whether we get better, or just think we are getting better. But rational people know placebos are not real cures. Unless what needs fixing is just in our head.
I expect many things today – one of which is the expectation there will be surprises, twists in the road and unexpected events. Some days are ‘very low drama days’ and it’s a bit like checking email and finding nothing there – like saying ‘is this thing on?’ because we are expecting incoming information, surprises and drivel. In the mix, always an expectation of something urgent – or something new that we just want to be urgent.
Remember sweeter quiet times when our expectations were low, slow and barely there?
And we can see a future, can’t we, one where our expectations today will be just ‘old hat’ compared with the pace of that new future that comes with a whole new set of expectations …
I always appreciate a different view, but there were a lot of scary things proposed and taking place in the last White House as well. There are some changes taking place that give me more hope that my country will not only survive, and thrive, than there have been in several of the last administrations. White House occupants (both parties) have not had a sense of fiscal responsibility in quite a while and while President Trump does not have full support of the other branches, many Americans are voting for change (real, not just promised as before). Thanks, SA, Peoria, AZ USA
Comments always welcome - please contribute to the discussion. Reply to: email@example.com. You can also connect with me on LinkedIn. You can sign-up friends at: MarkMusing.com . This site is updated daily, each column is retained in the archive when the next day's column is loaded ...
I also publish FACILITYCalgary, weekly newsletter, free every Tuesday; to sign up, CLICK HERE