"Stay alert for false expectations and react quickly to correct them. Managing expectations is like driving. All of the good miles traveled may be quickly rendered meaningless by one serious mistake."
"Managing expectations is like adjusting a thermostat. Trust how you are feeling: if the spiritual temperature and stress are too high, try turning down the expectations; if they are too cool, turn them up!"
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.