What's better; having high expectations or having low expectations?
My life, as well as other peoples lives I'm sure, has been filled with disappointment. It happens, sure. But my family's motto has always been "Hope for the best, expect the worst." I know it may be a bad way to look at things, but I think that it is better to have low expectations because then, if something works out for you then you're extra happy about it. But, if that something doesn't happen for you, then it isn't a big deal because you had low expectations and ecpected it to not work out. For example, every Sunday I am supposed to get a call from my boyfriend (we're too busy, well he is, to talk daily). But it seems like every single Sunday something just happens to come up, and it used to really bug me (and, if I'm being honest, it still kind of does) but lately, when I ask him if this call is going to happen, I just expect him to have something come up and then I am not disappointed.
However, even though I currently think having low expectaions is better that having high ones, I eventually would like to change my way of thinking to a more positive one. Even if it may take awhile...
Anyway, tell me what you think about this question...appropriate answers only please.