I learned a long time ago to quit expecting things from people and that way you can't ever get hurt. The words are true. But never getting excited about anything makes for a sad life. So in the end, which way is really better?
"It was one of those times you feel a sense of loss, even though you didn't have something in the first place. I guess that's what disappointment is -- a sense of loss for something you never had." -Deb Caletti, The Nature of Jade