An interesting question was proposed a couple of classes ago…”what is the point of having standards if you’re not willing to express them?”

I think this can apply to almost everything in life. In friendships, relationships, work, etc., why do we complain about being disappointed in situations or people but we never actually express what we expect and how we want to be treated? I am definitely the type of friend who goes above and beyond for people, and it’s not to say I expect the same in return or that that’s why I do it, but I do get disappointed when people I care about don’t seem to put in effort.

But is this entirely their fault? If they are someone I should be friends with, should they just naturally be that way? Or is it unfair to be upset or disappointed until I have expressed those standards?

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