Don’t play a role but simply be yourself. Take off any mask that you might have been wearing because of someone’s expectation.
Among friends, in relationships or among family members you should be able to tell the other one whenever you feel that an expectation was not fulfilled.
We often live for others, trying to make them happy by being how they want us to be. We want to wear a mask of what we are not. But you cannot make everyone happy! We have had this experience hundreds of times but still we do the same again and again. Be original and who you are.
Why do we want to change somebody? Why can’t we change ourselves? And if we cannot even change ourselves, then how can we expect any change in somebody else?
Any kind of disappointment comes from expectations.