C.S. Lewis on expectations

One of the main things I have learned from moving overseas is the power of expectations. Nearly always, our disappointments and frustrations result from failed expectations. C.S. Lewis wrote:

Imagine a set of people all living in the same building. Half of them think it is a hotel, the other half think it is a prison. Those who think it a hotel might regard it as quite intolerable, and those who thought it was a prison might decide that it was really surprisingly comfortable.

from God in the Dock, p. 52


About Brian Phillips

Brian lives in Spain with Kassie and their kids.
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