The sage learns not to expect. If we are like most, we expect too much; from our parents, our children, and probably ourselves. We sit at a table over some drinks with friends and take turns ruing all the things we think we should have or should had coming to us. Sometimes we get what we deserve even though we think we don’t deserve it. Who are we to expect anything? The only thing we should expect is the unexpected. Life owes us nothing. Some people roll the dice and come up big winners. Others bet the works and shoot craps and walk away empty-handed. Sometimes it seems we have a pair of loaded dice to play with; we just can’t win no matter what. Life is the ultimate dice game.