I Expect People To Disappoint Me

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    Everyone Has Disappointed Me So Far

    It's true that everyone i have let in and become close to has disappointed me so far....so of course i am going to expect people to disappoint me from this point on. I don't think i can ever find anyone who won't. People usually say they won't, but they shouldn't say that if they...
    alwaysalone alwaysalone
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2008

    And still end up hurt

    because I always have that small bit of hope that things will be different for once
    leadmenot leadmenot
    18-21, F
    May 17, 2015

    Bound To Happen

    I expect it that way I'm not let down on a daily basis.. people are human, we fuhk up all the time myself included.  From lil things like getting my order wrong in the drive thru to big things like friends letting ya down when ya need em.  Chit happens, I've learned to not only...
    whisperingsunshine whisperingsunshine
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Jun 29, 2011

    To Be Normal

    I expect people to disappoint me every day...because they do. They accept their ordinary lives, in spite of their extraordinary dreams. They accept war, though they want peace. They accept censorship, though they dream of freedom. They accept autocracy, though they believe in...
    flirtswithdisaster flirtswithdisaster
    26-30, M
    10 Responses Aug 24, 2007

    I feel like I always get myself into stuff

    that I can't undo and that is annoying. I always have something and it seems like it's too good to be true and once again I was right.
    18-21, F
    Apr 23, 2015

    Hope In A Misguided World

    I have lost all hope in humanity, but occasionally I am surprised. Those surprises are cherished, with an effervescence of extreme gratitude for those individuals who prove me wrong. It doesn't happen often, but when it does, I am taken aback, making me reflect on the person I...
    UnderstandingMe UnderstandingMe
    18-21, M
    Feb 20, 2012

    I Will Always Expect The Worst.

    People have asked me why do I always expect the worst from people. People have asked why do I have so much negative energy running through me. I've put a lot of trust into people I thought could keep that trust safe in their hearts. I've put trust into those who I thought had...
    BeingSara BeingSara
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 18, 2012

    I've always been told to expect the worst

    and hope for the best so when I meet someone, I automatically assume they're going to do something to disappoint me. I know its not good to do that but its become a bad habit that I'm trying to overcome.
    GreenEyess GreenEyess
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 22, 2015

    I used to have hope & faith in people.

    That was back before I got hurt too many times. I have believed in things that weren't true...even though I thought they were at the time. It's just easier to expect people to let me down now...that way, when it does happen, it won't hurt as much. It will STILL hurt...but at...
    RubyLane RubyLane
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Dec 7, 2014

    I am disappointed by your back to old self.

    Chatting here!!! Thank you for wasting my time.
    deleted deleted
    Apr 10, 2015

    Need I say more? Sad,

    but so so true.
    irispres irispres
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 19, 2014


    Though the years I have drastically reduced the number of people that I truly consider friends. There are many reasons for this, the main reason is that I was always the one doing the bending over backwards, going out of my way just to see a smile Etc. One by one these so...
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia
    41-45, M
    21 Responses May 31, 2009

    The person I'm most disapointed in is myself.

    It's my fault for trusting and believing that there is good in every person. I will never make that mistake again.
    urapceof urapceof
    70+, M
    1 Response Mar 9, 2016


    Everyone leaves you eventually...it's just a matter of when the inevitable happens.
    1goldenapple 1goldenapple
    22-25, F
    Aug 2, 2013


    What was I thinking? What AM I thinking? I opened up. And maybe that was a bad idea, and maybe it wasn't. I don't even know anymore. But I've got to stop. Stop dreaming. You're falling back into that deep dark whole with no way to climb out. Get out now before it caves in on you...
    sincerelymetes sincerelymetes
    18-21, F
    Jun 29, 2013

    I expect people to disappoint me

    so bad that I just don't ask for their help.
    ThatGuyEveryoneHates ThatGuyEveryoneHates
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 12, 2014

    To many people have disappointed me to the point

    that I don't expect much from anyone. Though I still hope that they won't but many still do.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 7, 2014

    Disappointment Expected.

    .. One disappointment after another. Disappointment around every corner..... ONE...... BIG...... ONGOING....... Disappointment...... CHEER up you have more disappointments to look forward to...
    AwesomeAlert AwesomeAlert
    51-55, M
    Dec 13, 2014

    Most of the time. In the end,

    they are still wolves in sheeps clothing; hiding behind a fake personality and identity
    AtashinoSunflower AtashinoSunflower
    16-17, F
    Mar 22, 2015


    Not to be a downer but it is so true that everyone will disappoint you at one time or another. Everyone will hurt you. Everyone will cause you pain. There is no avoiding it and no stopping it. That's why I love this quote: ‎"Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2011

    Problem Keeps Getting Worse, Too

    I think it's because my father raised me to have such high standards; he exceeded every expectation anyone around him ever had and through exposure to him I took on that attitude, too. If I see a friend or family member in need of help, I give my all, because that's what I...
    Bighammer Bighammer
    36-40, M
    5 Responses Jul 8, 2010

    I presume you're all familiar with the no

    expectations = no unpleasant surprises phylosophy... Well there you go, that's my approach to life in a nutshell.
    KimKarlsson KimKarlsson
    18-21, M
    Mar 30, 2015

    False happiness..... Why get your hopes up

    if you know they'll be smashed to pieces in the end? Why believe an empty promise? Why believe anyone?...... Now that is the story of my life
    Nishanae Nishanae
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 28, 2014

    2 people disappointed me today.

    ...... and I don't know what to do :')
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 17, 2015

    If you feel that people are going to disappoint

    you. It's because you expect too much out of them. I have come to understand that the only person who's looking after you is YOU. Most Everybody else may help you but may also have a alterior motive. Ie: needing something in response. So if you don't want people to...
    socalsissi socalsissi
    36-40, T
    Apr 5, 2014

    It's a weird mind set to have

    and I've learned that having low expectations doesn't make me any happier when things go my way. It's like numbing your self so you don't get hurt when people let you down, but at the same time being numb to happy feelings when people stay true to their word.
    geminixleo geminixleo
    18-21, F
    Jul 31, 2015

    They Always Have

    You almost have to expect it not just because it us a way of the world to sometimes be disappointed but because it's the only way not to get hurt If you expect people to disappoint you then you never expect them to do anything that wont let you down- i learned this the hard way...
    tulick tulick
    31-35, F
    12 Responses Jul 3, 2008

    You may mess up, but you are not a mess up.

    You may make a mistake, but you are not a mistake. You may screw up, but you are not a screw up. You may fail, but you are not a failure. You are not defined by your weaknesses You are not the only one who has missed the shot Or the...
    torr62 torr62
    18-21, F
    Dec 15, 2014

    And that's pathetic..

    . I'm so used to it that I rarely ever get my hopes up for anything
    leadmenot leadmenot
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2015

    I don't know where to start this off,

    but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to change that, but nothing I do is good enough. I'm slowly starting to rethink all of this. I'm starting lose hope. I'm not seeing a...
    torr62 torr62
    18-21, F
    Dec 14, 2014

    My goal this year is to not have expectations

    for anyone. I will allow people to prove their part of friendships with me but that's it. If I'm being a good friend, I expect the same in return. Reciprocity makes sense. I have high expectations for myself and others. This year I want to focus on myself and allow myself to...
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 8, 2015

    I Just Dont Have Fake Expectations

    Well... Not that Im thinking that this person or that will disappoint me. It is just that I don't expect they never to hurt me... or to walk away without a trace. Because people is free... so why should anyone expect anything from anyone else... I have learned to be my best...
    Calipri Calipri
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 6, 2012

    Great Expectations.

    I have often been asked why I have such a negative view of humanity. I've had several people tell me that I'm too negative and that if I expect good things from people, they will rise to the occasion. What do I think? That's a load of tripe. While growing up, I put trust in...
    alexisblatcher alexisblatcher
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2012

    Last Time I Help A Person Out

    Yesterday i was sitting on my couch doing what i most love to do, which happens to be my job as well, i was fixing clocks. It was four in the afternoon when my doorbell rang, it was my friend Jeremiah. I went to the door to see what he wanted and he told me he needed my help with...
    johnnycarny johnnycarny
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2013

    I could have been asleep 3 hours ago,

    but she said she was going to call. Ha! Why would I even believe that?
    System113 System113
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 4, 2016

    Tonight I'm going to listen to Gravity Lies by

    Red because it's the perfect song for how I feel.
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 22, 2015

    What is your current situation with people?

    - I added a guy from work who deleted my request, yet he's added other people. - I've just fallen out with my psychopathic friend who's 68. - I've got a stalker from 2 years ago - A guy recently spoke to me and sounded interested in romance, he's just after sex. The first...
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86
    31-35, F
    Jan 3, 2016


    People. Their emotions, their way of thinking, their attitudes. They change over time. People, people who promised you all sort of things yet break them. People who act like they're innocent but they're sly like a fox. People who wore masks, 1000 of them, you can't decide who's...
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench
    22-25, F
    May 22, 2012

    Its sad honestly. What upsets me the most about

    it is the things that people do to me, I wouldn't have even thought to do to them because I'm not that type of person. I don't give people false hope, hurt them on purpose, lead them on, give people the runaround and treat people like they treat me. Yet I'm always the one who...
    leadmenot leadmenot
    18-21, F
    Jan 2, 2016

    I don't expect anything from people except

    disappointment so when I don't get that I get very surprised
    Angelcum Angelcum
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Dec 7, 2014

    Men On Ep Lol

    I find myself in the midst of a great story. I am exploring another side of me. I didn't join EP to be the person that I am in real life but something else. When you asked me for a pic, to role play, if you can phone me, or use a web cam with you.  I told you no pics, no web...
    misery22 misery22
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 21, 2012

    Was looking through the groups trying to find

    something that fits what I want to say, and I think this group is just great.. I changed, I am not the same as before, I used to set some expectations of people, the more I got older, the lower my expectations become, because it is the more I saw and lived in the "real world...
    MissGaga MissGaga
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 25, 2016

    The person I'm most disapointed in is myself.

    It's my fault for trusting and believing that there is good in every person. I will never make that mistake again.
    urapceof urapceof
    70+, M
    Mar 9, 2016

    Don't expect me to respond to your message

    after you've ignored me every single time I've messaged you before. Fvck that and you.
    Irvyy Irvyy
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2015

    It is best not to get your expectations of

    others up.Because most if not all of the ppl in this world will always let you down
    usernameagain9 usernameagain9
    36-40, M
    Aug 11, 2015

    Lie To Me... Forever.

    "You're my best friend." Let's hang out." "Don't worry, I'll have it for you." "I won't hurt you." "I love you." Lies, lies, lies. That's why I'm sick of everyone. I don't have friends, I don't have family. Just strangers who lie to me or get in my way. And there's not a damn...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe
    6 Responses Oct 31, 2010
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