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Stop Expecting Others to Behave in the Same Way as You Would


  The origin of many of your disappointments tends to be in expecting others to behave as you would. In fact, you often expect the same sincerity, altruism, and reciprocity. However, the values that define you aren’t necessarily the same as those of others. William James, the philosopher, founder of functional psychology, and older brother of Henry James, claimed that a simple way to find happiness lies in the fact of minimizing our expectations. Therefore, the less you expect, the more you’ll receive or find. It’s somewhat controversial reasoning, but not without logic. Don’t expect anything from anyone. However, expect…

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Chantal Maille
Praticien en Psychothérapie - Psychanalyste, Coaching conjugal & Sophrologie

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