If there is one thing I have learnt recently, it’s that one should never get their hopes up. Never have high expectations.
There is a great moment in Survivor: Heroes Vs Villains, which was a milestone season for the show. The Villains tribe walk into the reward challenge with everything they had at camp, expecting a merge. Whenever a merge or tripe swap is coming, Jeff Probst, host of the show, will always lead in with “Drop your buffs, you’re merging”. After hearing the villains think they are about to merge, he starts with that exact quote. But along the way “Drop your buffs” turns into Drop your…EXPECTATIONS”. Guess what. They weren’t merging tribes that day. In life there are no certainties, so having high expectations can only leave you with bad aftertaste.