My subconscious took an editorial I read recently that invoked the concept of the fox and the hedgehog and leapt from there. The idea is, apparently, that the hedgehog knows one big thing, while the presumably clever fox knows many things, and that the hedgehog wins. Not familiar with the fable, personally.
I realized that someone can have one big expectation, an overarching one. At the same time, there can be small expectations, and those can cumulatively run counter to the big one. Or the other variants, like individuals being one big or many small entirely or primarily. And people can interact with each other based on those, and which they respond to and why.
It gave me an interesting way of looking at things.