The Chaos of Mind

Do we all sometimes anticipate…. disaster…. while we could easily hope for the best?

Why do we need that chaos in our mind?

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From Free Dictionary.

an·tic·i·pate

(ăn-tĭs′ə-pāt′)

v. an·tic·i·pat·ed, an·tic·i·pat·ing, an·tic·i·pates
v.tr.

1.

a. To see as a probable occurrence; expect: We hadn’t anticipated the crowds at the zoo. I anticipated that you might be in a hurry.
b. To think of (a future event) with pleasure; look forward to: She anticipated a pleasant hike in the country.
2.

a. To deal with beforehand; act so as to mitigate, nullify, or prevent: We anticipated the storm by boarding up the windows. See Synonyms at expect.
b. To react to (someone) abruptly, especially to prevent someone from continuing or progressing: “Immediately he regretted his words and started to add: ‘I didn’t know you lived out this way.’ But Bloekman anticipated him by asking pleasantly: ‘So how’s your wife?'” (F. Scott Fitzgerald).
c. To act in a way that blocks or vitiates the action of (another): “Professor Thomson had anticipated me and had obtained many patents on this principle” (Nikola Tesla).
3. To serve as a forerunner to or previous indication of: Her research in the previous decade anticipated these findings.
4. To use in advance, as income not yet available.
5. To pay (a debt) before it is due.
v.intr.

To think, speak, or write about a matter in advance.

 

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