Expectations cause disappointment and conflict.
Yesterday i heard someone had fallen out with one of their family. It dawned on me that they had fallen out with at least six people this year. At first I thought it was others who may have caused the issues but then I realised that maybe their expectations had just been too high and their ego expected a little too much. There’s a Buddhist rule that says ‘be the lowest in the room’. I think it reduces expectations and allows you to support other people. Maybe that is part of being really kind, helping others and expecting nothing in return.