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Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation. Options
Daemon
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Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)
Hatsune Mika
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Wow, she's too open-minded
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That's why Adam, Eve, and their descendants end up outside the Eden's Garden... Too high expectations make life dangerous and daring, too low - comforting and boring, just as the heels of women's shoes.
Vit Babenco
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In other words life is full of surprises...
DanPeter
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Vit Babenco wrote:
In other words life is full of surprises...



like a box of chocolates :)
Lumi
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Just googled expectation vs reality. I regret nothing. Anxious
Ozolinsh V.
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Sometimes it's rational to expect less or nothing good at all, at least you'll just deal with the circumstances and won't be utterly disappointed.
monamagda
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Context!
From : "VILLETTE", a novel by Charlotte Bronte
CHAPTER XXXVI - THE APPLE OF DISCORD

"He came. Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will
not, match the expectation.
That whole day he never accosted me. His
lesson was given rather more quietly than usual, more mildly, and also
more gravely. He was fatherly to his pupils, but he was not brotherly
to me. Ere he left the classe, I expected a smile, if not a word; I
got neither: to my portion fell one nod--hurried, shy.

This distance, I argued, is accidental--it is involuntary; patience,
and it will vanish. It vanished not; it continued for days; it
increased. I suppressed my surprise, and swallowed whatever other
feelings began to surge."

Read on-line:
http://www.readbookonline.net/read/3052/12575/
Free audiobook download :
http://www.learnoutloud.com/Free-Audio-Video/Literature/European-Classics/Villette/35497
striker
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life is diffcult but one's you realize it, it becomes easy
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I really need to re-read books by the Bronte sisters. They don't seem to make much of an impression in my mind excepting the fact that I didn't finish one of them.
Akram Jameel
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for me, this confirms the theory of randomness since each human being has his own free will whatever is the system (political, social,tribal etc...) he lives among!!
TB Turtle
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Such a talented, tragic family, in her case the quote is a truism. Their writing is elegant.
TB Turtle
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Well said Akram Jameel.
Milica Boghunovich
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MechPebbles wrote:
I really need to re-read books by the Bronte sisters. They don't seem to make much of an impression in my mind excepting the fact that I didn't finish one of them.


Applause It could be worth your while. Many of their novels explore hu-being nature vs. social class/establishment, gender issues, destructive forces of revenge, etc. Emily's Wuthering Heights will give you material to ponder all those issues and compare them to the society of today. Pretty universal - spans all time and space. Their work, and the work of any genius (e.g. Shakespeare) is understood differently at different age phases of our life. Divinely inspired art of literature cannot be equally well understood and interpreted at a young age, but with age our understanding expands by dint of our own life experience and respective background enlightening knowledge.
Milica Boghunovich
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Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

If you had a lot of money like the military and the religious leaders, you could pretty much align everyone to match your expectations and ides of "life"... Drool
DCqPain
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Perhaps an event will exceed my expectations and therefor my life is not constructed yet loved beyond my dreams!
vishalb42
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Human being's expectations can never be matched as we never settle for a thing and always look for better.
Absurdicuss
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Daemon wrote:
Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)




To bad for her. Many are the occasions when my expectations were exceeded by my experience.





"Now" is the eternal present.
Miriam...
Posted: Saturday, November 8, 2014 10:04:19 PM

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To absurdicuss: Yes, I think this happens; but, it is wise to remember Miss Bronte's words; for many times, this doesn't happen. And then one might wish to recall what Striker posted: "life is difficult but once you realize it, it becomes easy."
Absurdicuss
Posted: Sunday, November 9, 2014 9:42:14 AM

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Thanks Miriam. The Striker quote is clever and worth remembering. You are so resourceful, well read and fun. I enjoy reading your posts.

Bronte's absolute declaration, however, even if once wrong, cannot be considered truth and therefore I deem it unworthy of further reflection or recollection.


"Now" is the eternal present.
Verbatim
Posted: Sunday, November 9, 2014 1:53:59 PM
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Daemon wrote:
Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)


The event is independent while the expectation is subjective.

Therefore the only thing controllable is the expectation: make it reasonable and watch how the event will match it, close enough.
Fredric-frank Myers
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This is so very, VERY true, and should be required reading for every child every day all year long.
Miriam...
Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 10:43:18 PM

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Absurdicus, I am quite flattered, but I am not at all that resourceful and well read -- nor am I all that fun. But thank you for all your compliments.:)

Don't be so quick to abolish Miss Bronte's so "absolute declaration" with yet another so "absolute declaration". It is just one thought amongst many that people say without listing all the contradictions. There is always an opposite truism for everyone told.

I should add to striker's quote that life is not only difficult, it is also disappointing.

Verbatim has offered good advice, however.

pedro
Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014 4:10:36 AM

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Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)


Probably why it's so difficult getting up in the morning.

All good ideas arrive by chance- Max Ernst
Verbatim
Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014 3:22:40 PM
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Daemon wrote:
Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)




Life is only constructed to deliver events; a heavenly match with expectations is subject to special order, for a matching price, in advance.
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