The world evolves. To wit, sun rise & set; leaves grow & fall. As tenants on this planet, we too evolve. If we don’t adapt, mismatched expectation will likely happen. Particularly with things we had done in the past but are no longer available.
I can’t read the grocery store aisle signs nor the fine prints in the newspaper. My eyesight are not as sharp as they used to be. I can’t bound up the stair steps like I did in my youth. Nor can I recall details quickly as before.
These are signs of me aging and perfectly acceptable as long as I don’t pretend otherwise. But often times, I fail to adjust and think (or secretly hope) things will never change. I get the mismatched expectations. Maybe I am not as much a realist as I think I am.
And I understand much better why my parents did and said the “wrong” things. No longer I feel the urge to correct them. Perhaps that I AM adjusting, albeit slowly.
How often do you experience mismatched expectation?