Oscar Wilde, the flamboyant and quick-witted cultural commenter, had a great quote – “To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.” (He also said, “I can resist everything but temptation,” but I’m trying to be intellectual here, so let’s go back to the first quote).
To not be surprised by an unusual event. Anything could happen, and probably will.
Expect the Unexpected (film), a 1998 Hong Kong film directed by Patrick Yau Tak Chi. A quotation from Oscar Wilde’s play An Ideal Husband: “To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.”
Quote by Oscar Wilde: “To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly mod”
The “expect the unexpected” philosophy leads to the freedom of choice and the freedom of others people judgment, creating a future full of possibilities, accepting that whatever will be, will be; the future’s not ours to see, que será, será.
2 : to anticipate or look forward to the coming or occurrence of we expect them any minute now expected a telephone call. 3 : suppose, think. 4 archaic : await. intransitive verb. 1 : to be pregnant : await the birth of one’s child —used in progressive tenses she’s expecting next month.
Ford TV Spot, ‘Expect the Unexpected’ [T2]
We’re talking about those life-changing moments, that could change everything. When you strategically think about the unexpected before it happens you’re preparing your mind for the future. Focusing on the unpredictably creates boundaries around the things that may come into the picture.
Definition of que será, será
: what will be, will be — compare che sarà, sarà
adjective. If an event or someone’s behavior is unexpected, it surprises you because you did not think that it was likely to happen. His death was totally unexpected.