Some people in this world have a need to control others. They place expectations on those around them and if the expectations are not met, their disapproval becomes evident. While it is sometimes a sign of respect to believe that someone will live a prosperous life, expectations can also ruin relationships and cause unnecessary pressure.
Society has placed rules and guidelines on so many aspects of life. If you don’t have a job by a certain age, you’re considered irresponsible or lazy. If you still live with your parents at thirty, you don’t have a life or you lack self-respect. Who made these rules? Why do the opinions of others define who we are?
The only expectations that are truly essential to meet are our own. If we set goals for ourselves, we should try to achieve them. Even if we don’t, however, that does not make us failures. Sometimes things just take time. Sometimes we just have to put in a little more effort. Don’t let others determine how successful you are!