I have this theory that I live by for my own life. Its seemed to get me by just fine thus far. When I've explained it to people, I always seem to get one of two responses/faces. One that either says they're disgusted with my outlook on life and the other implies how they think its sad to be me. I respectfully disagree.
I think that if you live in such a manner as to not expect anything, then you will never be upset when things don't go according to your plan. If you always anticipate the worst, then you can't ever be blindsided by life's downturns. You can however be delightfully surprised when things do go your way. So everyday you may encounter one of two things: 1) You will get exactly what you anticipated or 2) You can be happily proven wrong.
Now, please explain to me how that can be misconstrued as a miserable existence. Its not as if I'm Eeyore and go about my day moping to everyone how depressing life is for me. I don't know. I know people read this and look it over from time to time so please converse with me on this. Based upon my outcome of points #1 and #2, is this really so awful a way to view everyday occurrences?