>I have always grown up,being taught not to expect anything from anybody, no matter what you do for them. Anything you do should always be a selfless act and not a selfish one. Thats what I had always heard…
22 years into my life and it taught me that nobody does anyone favours,they ALWAYS expect something or the other in return..in cash or in kind..well in most cases in kind!Honestly there are very few people I have done something for and not expected anything in return..with most of the people I have met in life, its always been a give and take relation..that was before I met him.
He always told me to stop expecting anything from anybody incuding him. Well its not that easy..I have always had reasons to believe that noone in the world does things out of altruism.NEVER.Why should i be different? But then because it was he who said it, I jus couldn’t disagree so I gave it a try..Atleast with him,I started to do things and not expect anything in return..Slowly I was begining to enjoy it.It certainly was fun until one night I heard the same person tell me in the midst of a conversation that there were certain ways he wanted me to be and he EXPECTED me to behave in that exact manner! I was stunned coz it was the same person wo told me a few days ago that I wasn’t to expect anything! It was just not right.
Life was just not being fair. How could it be double standards?!Where did the “practice what you preach” disappear? And then I realised I was right all along! All the time! People always did things for others expecting something…ALWAYS..
I guess i don’t have anything much to say coz I am quite confused as to how to move on..So till I figure that out,
In the words of my hero,”Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed”