Today, I realized something important; Stop expecting others' favor, and then you'll be happier.
I had two happenings which led me to that idea.
First of all, I wasn't talked to by a student. Before starting the class, I saw one of my students chatting with her friends. While preparing the next class, I heard one of them say that she would not attend my class and go home. So, I expected her to come and tell me that soon, because we had often talked about how to study English after class. But she didn't appear. Instead, a staff member gave me the reason of her absence; She would go to a doctor's. I felt sad. Why didn't she tell me in person?
But then I realized something important; Since I expected her too much, I was disappointed, which means she did nothing wrong. I did wrong.
That idea alleviated my painful heart and I got back peace of mind.
The other anecdote happened after the class. I answered questions about English grammar posed by another student. When I finished explaining them, she said, "Thank you." Then I replied, "I hope you will get a good score in tomorrow's exam." But she said nothing and went out of the classroom. I got frustrated because I was neglected.
But soon again, I realized my expectation got me hurt, not her behavior. I had imagined her saying "Yes, I will do my best," But I myself was wrong. She is free from my expectation and can do whatever she wants to. And she possibly didn't hear my words.
That idea soothed my painful feeling and I regained peace of mind.
Through both cases, I learned a lesson; Don't expect others' favor. Don't imagine what's going to happen after some actions. Just do what you've got to do.