We may use disappointed and sad interchangeably. But are they both the same?
Apparently not. If there is a lot of expectation behind the negative emotion, then that would classify as disappointment. We really expected something to do very well, and that not taking place would leave us disappointed, not sad.
Why is this important? Because if you don’t know the illness, how would you know what medicine to take?
If you are sad, then maybe watching a comedy movie might make you feel light again. But if you are disappointed, it might be better to come to terms with our lofty expectations in the first place.
Another simple example is the difference between jealousy and envy. Honestly, I always thought the two were the same!
Apparently envy is wanting what the other person has. Like someone bought a brand new car, and now I envy them. And jealousy? That is when I already have something, but fear losing it to someone else. Like I have a car, but I’m jealous of my neighbour who I believe can easily buy two such cars if he wanted to. This would kill my perceived status in the way I view society.
We are weird, I know, but it is what it is! Closure tomorrow…