Monday, 05 November 2018

Thought on false expectations

by Obormottel (See all authors)

Thought on false expectations

We need to differentiate between a false sense of entitlement and a justified one. It is reasonable to feel entitled to an adequate payment for the job you had hired yourself out to do, as it is reasonable to feel entitled to undamaged goods when making a purchase. However, it’s a false sense of entitlement to expect anything in return for being a normal, friendly, helpful, caring, compassionate, affectionate, intelligent, non-belligerent, nice, kind, thoughtful, attentive, responsive, curious, loving human being as well as G-d fearing, mitzvah-loving, observant, frum Yid.

Therefore, any achievement in these areas is merely filling up what was truly lacking and any expectation of a "reward" or even reciprocation is a truly false expectation.