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Hi, This is Wayne. This is my site, my stuff, my blog, blahblahblah. The site itself is powered by WordPress and the Scary Little theme. I thought it was cool, and I still do.

My new “motto” keeps getting proven day after day. 

The key to happiness in this life is HELP

It really is.  HELP.  HELP helps.  When you need a hand in life, HELP is what can get you through the day and is the true key to a happy life.

have expectations low, please

Low Expectations, High Hopes

Low Expectations, High Hopes” is my newly-realized motto in life.  I’ve always felt this way towards life, but I never realized it until recently.  Or maybe I should say — I never realized it could be summarized in such a small convenient package.

It works for enjoying movies, eating out, dealing with other people, earning a living, dating, having kids, doing the dishes, going to a baseball game… it doesn’t matter!  I’m confident this is a huge factor in why I’m always happy.  I’m always impressed at things.  People, situations, events… all of them frequently exceed my expectations.

However, I must point out that an important part of the motto is the “high hopes” bit.  I wouldn’t for a second have low expectations of my kids, for example.  I want them to have lofty goals, achieve worthy accomplishments, and be able to do anything they set their mind to.  So I prefer to word it as “high hopes” to clarify the intent.    It’s not just that I’m an optimist.  I’m an optimist with low expectations.

Think about it – how many people do you know who complained about the 2nd set of Star Wars movies?  I maintain that those people’s complaints are firmly nestled in a bed of high expectations.  I enjoyed all 6 SW movies immensely.  Same with LOTR movies, and all the Matrix movies.  I think my “secret” was the low expectation I had. 

What do you think – too simple? 

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