One of my all-time favorite movies is “Say Anything”. In this movie, John Cusack has many great lines, but one in particular that often sums up life.

“You probably got it all figured out, Corey. If you start out depressed everything’s kind of a pleasant surprise”

I try not to be cynical, to be more of an optimist. But how do you decide what you should truly have faith in, and who you can actually believe in?

The shortfallings of blind faith come in letting someone make everything seem better, knowing that s/he can just as quickly take all of it away. Part of you (maybe even most of you) knows how much pain that certain person can cause you, but just the same, the little moments always seem to count – maybe even more than they should.

Managing expectations – learning not to expect anything from people, and allowing yourself to be surprised. Always better than expecting people to rise above your expectations, and being disappointed.