Yep, expectations are the root of many negative things. frustration, anxiety, anger, boredom, etc, even false excitement which is immediately perceived as positive but when its over it hits you like a diabetic in sugar shock.

For some reason this piece of rhetoric never gets old to me; “Just like you can’t give someone a million dollars if you don’t have it or feed all of Africa if you yourself are starving, you can’t help anyone until you’ve helped yourself.

I disagree w/ you though, even though its kinda hard after i just watched zeitgeist twice. Pessimism is inexcusable.