Sunday, January 30, 2011

Setting oneself for disappointment

People who you use that expression must either be prescient or pessimistic. How else could they predict the outcome? Even otherwise, I feel that expression is condescending to the person for whom you are setting expectations. It thwarts the morale of people trying to dream big.
I would like it to be changed to "setting oneself for great expectations" and perhaps the world would see more Charles Dickens ;)

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