|A Way to Avoid Frustration in Life|
|Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 April 2011 )|
Expectation Brings Frustration
If you expect too much, you will be frustrated. If you don't want to be
frustrated, don't expect. Live without expectations and there will be no
I was puzzled. I said, "You both are here. Please try to explain this riddle to
me." The wife said, "There is no riddle. He was expecting ten lakh rupees and he
got only five lakh rupees. So he says, `Five lakh rupees' loss,' and I say, `You
have profited' - but he won't listen, and he is very sad."
There are many people who enjoy frustration. There are many people who enjoy being miserable. In fact, they cannot tolerate happiness at all. When they are miserable they are happy, when they are happy they feel very miserable. Whenever you are miserable you gain something: sympathy, attention. Whenever you are happy nobody shows any sympathy - in fact, people become jealous. When you are unhappy everybody is a friend, everybody sympathises with you - even your enemy will sympathise with you. When you are happy even your friend will become jealous and inimical.
When you are happy nobody pays any attention to you. People avoid you. In fact, they start thinking you must be mad: Happy? Who has ever heard of anybody being happy! When you are unhappy they accept you. Then they think everything is okay, because this is how things have to be. And people enjoy your unhappiness, that's why they pay attention - because whenever you are unhappy they can compare themselves, and deep down they can feel good.
You love frustration? Then go into it. Become more artistic about it, decorate it a little more; make new possibilities, new doors to become more frustrated. If you don't enjoy it, then i don't see the problem. Just go deep into it, watch, and you will find some expectation hidden behind. Whenever you expect, you are asking for frustration. Drop expectations
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