*Okay, so before I get into things, I just wanted to say that if this topic is in the wrong place or isn't really good for debate, please move it elsewhere or lock it (you feel the need).*
Anyway, I just wanted to ask, are our expectations dependent on the way our society shapes us? Is it our fault to have optimism? Or should we be realistic about our situations and accept reality?
I will give an example. An immigrant family wants their son to grow up in America (or any developed Western nation) and be successful. They want their son to go to college and be better than what the family was used to in their native country.
When they move to a better place, they have better expectations that life will be better. However, reality is different. When they move to a better place, they soon realize that Western society has the same ills as underdeveloped nations in certain aspects. Their expectations were shattered by reality.
Is it their fault?