July 3, 2014
Children are always told how “imaginations” and “pretends” are important. However, what happens when we grow up and realize the truth about Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, etc.? When our pretend friends escape our minds and the realistic-ness of the “Prince Charming” character fantasy diminishes? When we grow older, our imaginations become expectations.
As we age, we may imagine situations in our minds before they happen, we also imagine people in our mind, giving them different characteristics or more sincerity than they may actually have. I don’t know about you, but a lot of the time, I fall in love with people's potential, the idea of them that I have made up in my head, and not necessarily the reality of their personality.
For many situations, expectations and imaginations can lead to disappointments. My expectations usually generate too-high of standards for many circumstances and people, leaving me disappointed at the end result.
However, Imaginations aren’t always bad. Dreams are imaginations— whether it be sleeping or drifting off in deep contemplation during the day, if it’s not literally happening right in front of you, it’s a dream.
Everyone dreams. Everyone imagines. Everyone has expectations. Sometimes dreams, imaginations and expectations are good, they push us to strive to be the best we can be. We have a dream, we usually try to go and get it. But sometimes, dreams can lead to too high of expectations which can lead to heartbreaks.
Do you agree? Do you mold your expectations based off of what you imagine a scenario in your mind to go? What are your dreams or expectations? How do they make you feel? Do you believe dreams and imaginations are good or bad?
Sound off below! I want to hear your take on the realm of dreams, imaginations and expectations.
Are they as black and white as good or bad? I may not have the answer to that, you might not either, but I think we can all agree one one thing— they are powerful.