Expectations is a deadly feeling/thought. To family, friends, loved oness, and most especially to self. I think its easy to lower expectations from others but how do we lower expectations from ourselves?
I'm a mature student and nearly twice as old as most students on campus. We hang out, but I can't even begin to describe the differences and how far removed I sometimes feel. As long as you don't end up lonely, it's okay to not fit in with everyone.