Expectations play a big role in human experience.
Expectations shape our experiences.
My intuition is that the experience itself as it is is most relevant, and more interesting/lively entertaining. (one may disagree, this is my feeling).
Expectations are necessary for making decisions and managing life.
So expectations are about the: Average expectation - there is a lot of variance. based on our limited knowledge (past and theories). Ignores change. Does incorporate any recent changes in approach/way of doing/experiencing.
Once decided, we got to forget our expectations altogether. We should get wholeheatedly into experiencing what there is as it is.
1) You are alive.
2) You see things as they are, and have much more management and decision power. You can always act as appropriate to the changing circumstances.