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1, Dec 9, 2009

Disappointment and Unreasonable Expectations

Filed under: Parenting 101 — admin @ 12:57 am

Now that we have heard so much about the disappointed goings-on about the world-famous supposedly morally spotless Tiger Woods. Admittedly, I couldn’t help feeling disgusted, just as when I witnessed Clinton’s stupidity with that lewinsky girl. Then again, as Tiger himself claims that he is human and thus is not perfect. Don’t we already know this? What’s the big deal about it?

Is it his fault that we are disappointed? Not really. Maybe we would not feel this way if we had not held such an unreasonably high moral standard of him. Why should we expect so highly of him since he is like the rest of humanity and is not infallible and stupidity-proofed? We are doomed to fail when we expect perfection because there is no perfection.

Isn’t it true that we actually punish ourselves by raising our expectation to an unreasonably high level. Yes, true is this with celebrities, true is this with parental expectations.

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