This-essay is a7709212.htm which is available at the web-site www.essayz.com. See more notes at the bottom. Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay By-Months By-Years By-Words Webs of Like-&-Un-Like ESSAYS <==> Like-&-UN-Like This-One ========================================================== %EXPECTATIONS 770921 The smooth functioning of society depends upon people fulfilling most of their expectations of each other, both formal and informal expectations being important. Efficient use of human time and resources demands that usually human relationships be regulated by expectations defined by tradition, formal agreements, informal understandings, role models, exemplars, etc. Ultimate concern for smooth functioning and efficiency, however, generate inhumane situations when we demand of each other that without exception we fulfill expectations. A life which consists of nothing beyond fulfilling expectations-- -is so predictable as to be boring and dull at best; and a form of imprisonment with resentment and rebellion in other cases. Human living involves more than fulfilling expectations; it involves initiatives, creativity, novelty, newness, etc. which are not expected. Such components of human living can not be specified by legalistic prescriptions which generate the expectations of such humane fulfillment. We may hope for such components of humane living; we may seek to create conditions which facilitate them; we may be thankful when we enjoy them; we may thank those who facilitate them-- but we can not helpfully require them, nor can we helpfully punish those who do not enjoy/facilitate such components of humane living. Expectations do not define the way to human fulfillment, because usually human fulfillment involves unexpected initiatives, creativity, novelty, and newness. The objective/technical approach to life is based upon understanding and control which generate expectations of accomplishing some chosen goals. The technocratic society is thus focused upon the fulfillment of expectations. Futurists specialize in articulating possible expectations and predicting the sequence of events which may lead to the fulfillment of such expectations. Futurology thus is a technical discipline concerned with the lucid exposition of expectations and the consideration of which possibilities are good and/or evil. Such analyses presumably will facilitate decision making towards human fulfillment. Does human fulfillment come from fulfilling expectations? (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in www.essayz.com Search for Integrity and Honesty (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================Lines beginning with a percent sign are KEYWORDS for use in ESSAY-System Searches. Their terminal digits are dates of writing in the format @yymmdd#, where @ = a means 99, @ = b means 20, and # = is a within-date essay-count. Links to date-adjacent essays are near page top & bottom.
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