'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Aiming and hoping for betterment is not wrong. But expecting somebody's help for that is not correct. The hope to become real your personal contribution and hard work are very important than a windfall. As Gits says, Perform your work. Result will come. Don't expect the results. Whatever has to come that will definitely come. Nobody can stop that. If we take this as a rule in your life, you will have a very happy life. Hope high and try for that and don't expect windfalls.
Expectation is the root of our sorrows and pains. If we have done something good and favourable to someone even then we should not expect from him because in such cases his denial will hurt us more.
You can identify a good person by his good deeds and help he has rendered to you. Now if same person comes you for help and you reject his request and he still talks and behaves with you as earlier then he is definitely a noble and great person as he has not expected from you but may be he was testing your worth.
So the mantra for happiness is do not expect but if you can do some help or good advice to a person needing it give it without considering the renumeration.
Knowledge is power.
live happily in every situation of life
But the problem is, you expect a result after an action. Else, why act at all? Expectations are the motivations behind our actions. There is no action without motive. So, you are going to be unhappy if you act.
But what if you don't act at all? Being neutral leaves you alone.
Unhappiness or loneliness? Pick your poison.
Happiness is an illusion. It is merely a recess from the survival race.
You can delay a recess but cannot live in a recess.
I think that's what Buddha was trying to convey too. Pursuing happiness isn't worth it.
You shall be awarded with a recess only when you work hard.
You shall be rewarded with happiness only when you're unhappy.
The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.
But what will our life without expectations, because if we love someone and are attached to person we will definately have expectations from them . And without any attachment , love emotions this world will be a chaos and robotic. Hence all these things sounds bookish
A person can reduce his expextations but can't kill them completely.
"It is hardest thing in the world to be good thinker without being a good self examiner"