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I Expect People To Disappoint Me

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    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.
    Asia06 Asia06 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I am disappointed by your back to old self.

    Chatting here!!! Thank you for wasting my time.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 10, 2015

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    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 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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    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 16-17, F Dec 14, 2014

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    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

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    People

    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

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    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

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    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

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    Most of the time. In the end,

    they are still wolves in sheeps clothing; hiding behind a fake personality and identity
    AtashinoSunflower AtashinoSunflower 13-15, F Mar 22, 2015

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    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.
    QueenMK QueenMK 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 23, 2015

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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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

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    Linger

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

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    I don't hold high standards

    for my friends because people aren't perfect and they make mistakes. I recently met a guy in Texas a day before I moved back to Virginia. He seemed so nice and cool. I honestly thought we could've been great friends even thought it would be long distance. We talked and it was...
    churchdadatnight churchdadatnight 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    However today I felt like the *******.

    I wonder why people look down or away instead of smiling. I wonder why people talk to me like I am offensive just by existing. It upsets me and it sends me hiding. It's rare that I lash out but I couldn't erase the scowl from my face as I stood in line at the grocery store... I...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2015

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    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

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    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 10 Responses Jun 29, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    Disappointment

    recently I have had an opportunity to go to London for 2 weeks with some family members to basically just have fun. My mother woke me up from my sleep saying " do you want to go to London???" in a very happy tone. Of course, I jumped out of happiness and said yes!!.....i had...
    f4tys f4tys 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2013

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    Alone

    When I was a little younger, I had "friends" that would I would always hang around and then suddenly they would decide that they didn't want to be my friend and would tell me straight up that they didn't like me any more.It was like a tug of war because they would later...
    ArtFreak ArtFreak 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 22, 2008

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    -venting

    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 16-17, F Jun 29, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    Disappointing.

    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 26-30 2 Responses Oct 24, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 6 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    Sadly

    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

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    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

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    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 16-17, F Dec 15, 2014

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    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

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    Need I say more? Sad,

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

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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I expect people to disappoint me

    so bad that I just don't ask for their help.
    ThatGuyEveryoneHates ThatGuyEveryoneHates 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 12, 2014

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    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

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 28, 2014

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    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 22-25 6 Responses Oct 31, 2010

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    Tonight I'm going to listen to Gravity Lies by

    Red because it's the perfect song for how I feel.
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 22, 2015

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    Low Expectations

    I have low expectations of people, but sometimes they still manage to disappoint me. I'm not naming names, but yeah.
    cyberkitty cyberkitty 18-21 7 Responses Jun 1, 2009

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