Who said anything about high hopes(unless you're referring to Smoke)... pay attention Smoke
Accountability... hmmm.. Do you mean taking responsibility for ones own actions?
With accountability comes responsibility. They are pretty much connected. Unless you do things without accepting the consequences. Then you are niether being responsible and not being accountable to others,but still accountable for your own actions.
Unless you live under a communism or a dictatorship.
Expectations are what someone hopes another person might perform, or act or react under certain circumstances.
"I expected them to answer that question in a certain way"(If not then they are dissappointed in witnessing the unexpected result.)
I expect that person to act in a specific manner or action.
Expectations are personal ideals,subjective in manner. What one person expects may not be what the next person expects, yet another person may agree or like the result while the another may not.
Without a standardized list under situations where the normal desired or analyzed results are to be expected, there can be no specific expectations. It's all just hope and wishful thinking.
You got that correct. Only thing is the expected outcomes can either be good or bad depending on an individuals desires,morals,and personality traits.
But then another persons actions can affect and effect others.