High expectations lowered

Often times, girls have really high expectations for what they want, rather than what they need.
Photo Credit: Sahar Kanfi
Often times, girls have really high expectations for what they want, rather than what they need.<br>Photo Credit: Sahar Kanfi
Often times, girls have really high expectations for what they want, rather than what they need.
Photo Credit: Sahar Kanfi

I WANT:

– A perfect boyfriend

– Beautiful clothes

– A fit body

– Understanding parents

– Inner peace

– A dozen roses

– Well… Everything

Wants are everything (at my age at least). Whether they come true or not, we thrive off of them and the highs we receive when they are met. The joy we gain from the outcome motivates us to do great, once again.

So, what exactly do you call a person that gets nothing, but their ridiculously high expectations met almost instantly? Alex Nedelcu of course! Well, maybe in my dreams. Out of all of my friends, my expectations are hardest to meet. Not because they are more complicated than others, but because of the way I set out to achieve them.

The question is, what expectations are considered too high for a normal high schooler?

Now this is not some basic cliché about how you should go after your dreams no matter what, that every vote counts, and there are many fish in the sea. This is a realistic, slightly altruistic rant about a common problem that humbles us all: how much is too much? Is it too much for me to want a perfect boyfriend, beautiful clothes, a perfect body, and 50+ bars of gold? Okay maybe that is a little bit over the top.

The truth of the matter is that if you look at the typical highschool girl next to you, you can safely bet that she wants the same things as I do, and maybe an extra diamond thrown into the mix. But, with the same expectations, will they ever be met? Perhaps for some.

And those common expectations will never be met, and if that is the case, you will waste your whole life dreaming and wishing for a cherry red Ferrari or a male model boyfriend. If the past two years of high school have taught me anything, it is that expectations (even to the smallest caliber) are far too much to ask for.

Fewer expectations lead to more happiness. Now, don’t get me wrong, one should always have expectations, but in order to be happy, they must not be so sky-high and unrealistic.

Sure, I want a perfect boyfriend, a fit body, and a one-way ticket to the moon, but perhaps if I wait it out a bit and be realistic, my wishes might be granted.