What’s the point of high expectations?

Let’s say you go to see a movie that’s a 7 out of 10.

If your friends talk it up, you might go into the movie thinking it’s going to be a 9 out of 10. But afterward you’ll walk out like, “Well, it was okay, but I thought it would be better.” You’ll be disappointed.

On the other hand, if you’ve never heard of the movie and the poster looks a cheesy, then you might think it’ll be a 4 out of 10. Afterward, though, you’ll be like, “Wow, that was actually an okay movie, better than I thought.” You’ll be satisfied.

Your expectations determine how you feel about the experience.

In fact, I’d say the first rating, the 7 out of 10, doesn’t matter as much as your expectations. It’s more important, for the most part, to see something that’s higher than you expect than just higher. Like it’s better to expect a 4 out of 10 and get a 7 out of 10 than expect a 7 out of 10 and get an 8 out of 10.

Does that make sense?

If not, reread it – I know the number thing is confusing – or try watching some movies to test what I’m talking about. If you already get it, though…

Read on.

Okay, you’re here. So here’s my question:

What’s the point of high expectations?