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22 April 2012 @ 01:09 am
Expect the unexpected?  
If you're expecting the unexpected, then that means that you're basically expecting something that you're not prepared or imagined, making it "unexpected". This means that the whole phrase in itself negates what it wants to say.

The way I interpret it, you're supposed to let things happen without having any presumptions whatsoever. You're not expecting anything to happen; you're just letting things flow with time. With a mindset like this, it makes the person to be more alert, innovative and flexible since it asks for the person to quickly adapt to the situation. When you expect the unexpected, you're basically expecting something to happen, and that something is basically a scenario that you weren't able to imagine or predict yourself. In a way, it heightens the person's awareness and flexibility but it negates the concept of just letting things happen without any presumption, as previously stated.

In a sense, the artistic structure of the sentence brings the attention of the person way from its true meaning. Then, how should it be phrased? I think the statement itself should be obliterated. The statement, "go with the flow" retains the main idea of just letting things happen. However, it contains connotations that do not fit the corollary ideas. In other words, I still don't know.

Any ideas?

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