Highs and Lows

Two things that one should never lower:
Standards
Expectations

Two things that one should never increase/cultivate:

Ego
Superiority

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9 thoughts on “Highs and Lows

  1. Nope! Don’t agree!
    Standards should be lowered as long as a corresponding standard is raised. i.e a lower standard is justified by a desired resultant equality.
    Expectations can be lowered if we are convinced that they are perhaps unrealistic.
    Ego’s should be boosted for individuals who, for whatever reason, have very poor self esteem.
    Superiority – Totally agree with you. Elevating oneself above ones peers produces nothing constructive.

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    1. Maybe I should have been clearer… I meant this with regard to relationships of any kind.. One cannot lower one’s standards or expectations.

      And if a person has poor self esteem, his/her self confidence and esteem must be given a boost. Not his/her ego.

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      1. I’ll meet you half-way on this!
        Relationship standards must be flexible for the relationship to survive. We are not always going to be beautiful, or rich, or live in an exotic clime. We may have health issues, an accident, a traumatic event …… each one of these could change us. It is presumably hoped that a relationship would survive such events and to do so, there has to be a change in standards/expectations.

        Self esteem vs Ego? I will concede this one to you. 🙂

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      2. Hmmm 🙂 yeah… The one thing I’ve noticed is that most of the time, be it guys or girls, we end up sacrificing a lot just so that the other person feels comfortable. If this “change in standards” is mutual and results in a better relationship, I’m all for it. But most of the time it doesn’t. It leaves one person feeling significantly inferior.

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      3. Sacrifice is necessary of course for two “minds” to work together, but I guess the “trick” is knowing at what point to stop. While “lot” is a very subjective term, I would suggest sacrificing a lot is a recipe for failure. Sacrificing too much is being dishonest with yourself. You should be prepared to make concessions but you should always be true to your core self.

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  2. I don’t feel as rigid as I used to re: standards and expectations…I find I have more success when I allow love to take me on a journey to Love’s standard, which is “all of me, undivided.”

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