He mentioned that expectations are a motivation to continue taking action, work and trying to overcome obstacles.
I agree with him that expectations can be a motivation although I do not think it's the best choice to have expectations as a main motivation. Anyway in that posts I was only talking about expectations being too high when you experience problems.
And he also stated that there are serious problems where he cannot just screw down his expectations. Sample: Your baby is very ill. If you don't make a problem of it and just do not expect any more survival then this is not a healthy and good mentality.
Let's imagine I would be able to drop all expectations in an instant: I wouldn't let someone die only because I don't have any expectation! Either without any strong desire (greed) I wouldn't let somebody die!
I will help because of love, compassion and the intention to do healthy things (for me, for you and for everybody).
I do think that my friend would bring his baby to hospital more because of love than because of expectations!
I want to quote from an earlier post ("Expectation dropping"):
when you do something you do it out of the current necessity or benefit without having to fear investment loss (because you simple do not invest - at least long term),Maybe the only expectation I want to keep is that world can be improved. But this is more a believe than an expectation (see also "Being positive").
Related posts: There are no problems, Expectation dropping, Being positive, The power of intention, Ethic economy.