Originally Posted by moonrambler
I disagree with this because it doesn't fit my personal experience. If people always got what they expected, they'd never be shocked by anything. They wouldn't think, "I never dreamed that could happen! I never saw that coming! Never in my wildest dreams!"
You're only shocked by what your mind can accept. If I have a red car in my garage and I wake up tomorrow and it's now blue, my mind won't be able to accept that. I'll think someone is playing a joke on me or I'm going crazy.
Your mind would not be able to accept you sitting on a chair and the chair suddenly disappearing or changing into something else. You're not ready for that so you are given what you can deal with without going mad.