Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since 2008.

Thursday, 13 January 2022

It is easy to sneer

at the pompous Latinism of
Expectation Disconfirmation
(or Discombobulation) Theory.
It proposes quite simply that high expectation
tends to result in disappointment,
especially when the expectation is competitive.

Thus gifts which are wrapped induce less appreciation
than those which are not; likewise elaborate promises
of jam tomorrow, liberty, equality, fraternity, democracy,
prosperity...and the continuing ecstasies
of the palate or the phallus.
And what of The Gift of Life, expensively wrapped
in pregnancy, pain and the language of religiosity ? 
For many humans it is a poisoned chalice,
though only through rape is it imposed by malice.

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