If it is an Expectation, It is not a Self Fulfilling Prophecy

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An outcome does not necessarily coincide with what people expected a priori to be most likely to occur.

If there is a demand for forming of expectations, the matter in question resides outside of your control, is not in entirety up to you.

When it comes to self fulfilling prophecies, outcomes provide perfect statistics for beliefs that were held a priori — outcomes cannot deviate from beliefs.

We arrive at an important distinction, which is, a self fulfilling prophecy cannot double as an expectation, and an expectation cannot have characterization as a self fulfilling prophecy.

We arrive at the important distinction that not all beliefs are self fulfilling prophecies.

We further conclude that a belief can be characterized as an expectation only if there exists any indication based on available information that the belief can materialize in future.

Just as an expectation can fail to materialize in the future, so also a belief that seems not to be probable today (zero percent probability of gloomy weather tomorrow) can, ex post turn out to be possible.

Whenever a matter of expectation is mischaracterized as a self fulfilling prophecy, this is abuse of the notion of expectations.

Whenever a belief that cannot be related to currently available information, OR a self fulfilling prophecy is characterized as an expectation, this is abuse of the notion of expectations.

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Educator and Researcher, Believer in Spirituality, Life is serious business, but we all are pilgrims so I write about important stuff with empathy and ethos

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