xoco1/28/2010 8:41:47 PM
Unrealistic expectations yield disappointment. We set ourselves up. Prior to the iPad launch the only thing that anyone at Apple "officially" said was that they were launching a new product that they were excited about. That's it. No feature set promises, no claims of game-changing miracles. The hype came from the trade and news media and the bloggers and the fanbois.
Did anyone expect Obama to miraculously heal a broken America in one year? I didn't. I voted for him knowing that his was the better of the two competing teams, fully expecting to be mad at him in a year. The only people calling him "messiah" and "savior" are his detractors, same as it ever was. Their projection of high hopes, intended as a taunt and a slur.
Assessment is a huge component of personal happiness. It's not a passive thing. Life doesn't get handed to us on a silver iPad.
Lower your expectations. Kill your inner spoiled me generation entitlement. We're actually very lucky, and life is actually pretty good.