Forget “should”

“I should have gotten married by now.”

“I studied, so I should have gotten an A.”

“I should have been in first place.”

If your life was a movie, the word “should” would make a lot of sense. If something went wrong, the director would just call “cut” and say, “The script says you should have been married by now. Why aren’t you?”

But, alas, your life is not a movie. There is no script. Nothing is destined or ordained. There is no reason that anything should or shouldn’t happen. To put it simply: the word “should” refers to expectations for which you have no logical reason to expect.

Now that you understand how ludicrous the word “should” is, you might find yourself saying, “Forget should.”