Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations.
You can’t base your life on other people’s expectations.
I do know one thing about me: I don’t measure myself by others’ expectations or let others define my worth.
There’s a victory in letting go of your expectations.
I think that people have expectations of themselves and other people that are based on these fictions that are presented to them as the way human life and relationships could be, in some sort of weird, ideal world, but they never are. So you’re constantly being shown this garbage and you can’t get there.
True generosity is an offering; given freely and out of pure love. No strings attached. No expectations. Time and love are the most valuable possession you can share.