Is happiness related to meeting expectations? Is unhappiness related to not meeting expectations? Are expectations related to standards? Are standards related to perceptions and beliefs? Are perceptions and beliefs truthful? Is what is truthful real? Is reality true?
Can reality be questioned? Can beliefs be challenged? Can standards be evaluated? Is expectation related to judgment?
Is appreciation the opposite of expectation? Can appreciation exist regardless of outcome? Is appreciation related to the spectrum of choice? Is choice related to power? Is power related to freedom? Is appreciation free-ing and/or powerful?
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Victor Frankl