Thanks, as always, Connie!
My faithful cheerleader! lol!
I know. That's how I saw it, too. But we can't really prepare ourselves for the worst. If we dread it beforehand, we're no better off than we would be if we didn't even think about it. However, I always thought it was good to not get my hopes up, in order to prepare myself in case of rejection. It's not like it's good to think you won't get something, but it might be better to just wait and see than to believe you'll get what you want, and not get it. You have to be careful not to create a self-fulfilling prophecy. I mean, don't go around saying, "Oh, I'm not going to be able to lose the weight! It's in my genes!" If you believe that, of course, you won't lose it!
And if you were to go on a date believing the guy would be a jerk and never call again, chances are, you'll treat him as such, he'll hear your attitude, and not ever call again! See what I mean?