Things don’t always go the way we plan. Sometimes we have to lower our expectations to align ourselves with the hand that we’ve been dealt. I mean, we could keep going against the grain to get what we want, but sometimes it’s more work than it’s worth.

So what is something you feel that you’ve settled on?




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  1. griz 2 years ago

    To take it to an extreme: Life!

    And it’s not always a lowering of my expectations; but rather realizing that Life . . . has a Life of it’s own. I can exercise influence over “my own little kingdom”, which is essentially my outlook on things and my ability to control and even craft my emotions and feelings so “I’m living them” rather than “they living me”.

    Have I “settled” on a path of least resistance? I’ve certainly “settled” on a path of greater peace and joy! And just living like this, tends to increase the resistance — in large part because some people cannot seem to stand someone who is actually enjoying life and they will go out of their way to try to bring you down to their level! (And I maintain that there is a spiritual variant of this same process)

    But it’s a lot like increasing the resistance on an exercise machine as you grow stronger and stronger. If I’ve “settled” for anything, it certainly does seem to be something that is overall far greater and more desirable than any expectations I might have “lowered” to get here!

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  2. Spitfire3dC 2 years ago

    The most recent? a few hours ago I saw steaks on the counter and thought…mmmmmmm…dinner. Wife was out. I went into my office to do some work. She came home. Went to the freezer and pulled out something wrapped in foil…next thing I know I hear the microwave dinging and the smell of lasagna. although the lasagna was great; I really wanted that steak.

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  3. Jear77 2 years ago

    I settled for this job at the pet store where I’m currently working. But it’s ok because i have puppies to pet/ play with. But unless I sell a dog or cat a day, it’s chump change. I’m not going to pressure someone to buy a living thing they can’t afford to have or won’t take care of properly. I’ll keep looking for something else,

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  4. Thomas 2 years ago

    I think I can say with certainty that I have settled on wanting nothing. I have no personal needs at this time. I feel free from wants. I feel like nothing in this world can have a claim on me. I feel liberated. The less I have, the more I can do.

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