Anticipation for an event in life is far greater than actually experiencing the event. All the feelings of anxiety, fear, doubt, and giddiness consume our lives far more than the actual events that come as the result of action. This being said it is almost more important for humans to feel rather than to do. Anticipation can also determine the extremity of feeling after this event has subsided. Oh you didn’t care to study much for that test? Then it is not inherently important to you and will not affect your emotional well-being too catastrophically. But the next time you poured your heart and soul into that textbook and aced the exam? The feelings after the test will differ a little from its precedent. Anticipation is the cause of almost all feelings whether they be happy or sad. Obviously the result of an event can make someone unexpectedly feel an emotion but anticipation gives a person the chance to insert an emotion into an uncharted path. If someone has never done a certain thing in life, then they still feel the need to put an emotion behind it without the experience. The process of learning to handle anticipation is the process of learning to handle maturity.

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