Disappointed with somebody?
A young man had just married a beautiful girl.
His father-in-law asked him why he married his daughter.
As usual, the young man went on and on......she is so cool. She is so beautiful. I can never find anyone better than her. Usual hype of heady first days of romance.
Experienced and wise father-in-law said - you know young man, after a couple of years, you will start finding flaws in her. Just remember that those flaws are there today too. You are not just able to see them. Always keep in mind that if not for those flaws she would have married someone so much better than you.
This is not only true in marital but all sort of relationships.
Your family disappointed you? Yes. Sure, they have flaws. If they did not, they would have had better kids than you.
Your boss pissed you off. Sure. If not, he would have hired a better candidate than you.
Your subordinate under performed. Sure. If not for his flaws, he would have joined a better place at better salary.
It's all in the expectations.
Have no expectations and everything will be just fine.
Easy to preach. Hard to practice. Yes, you bet!
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