Remember the saying 'Reach for the moon because if ever you fall, you land on the stars.' Well, that's bullshit.I now agree with my friend who believes that people should never expect. If you don't expect to get anything out of something, then you wouldn't feel bad if you don't get anything. On the other hand, if you expect then you don't gat anything out of it, then you'll just feel bad.
I remember my philosophy teacher telling me that being an optimist or a pessimist will not benefit a person. We should be realists and look at what is at hand. We should not look at what might happen in th future. Hay... to be a realist kills the joys of optimism... yet it saves you from the disappointments of optimism as well.