We place so much hope and emphasis on someone, something, an event, a new direction, whatever we latch onto in the exterior world, to change our life, expending huge amounts of energy building expectation, only to be disappointed. We do not look within ourselves to be responsible for our life.
Only we can change our life, as our life unfolds within us and that is what we and we alone control. We choose, we think, we act, we let go.
Expectation of others and other things only leads to disappointment and then suffering within.
We change the world from within ourselves.