My friends tease me because I'm so anti-spoiler. I've gotten to the point I don't enjoy trailers anymore. And I'm very particular and cautious about what which actors I will actually watch (or read) their interviews. And it all goes back to hope. I have a very good imagination if I'm given information ahead of time I can a) figure the story out too soon ruining the story b) create a better story in my imagination and then be disappointed with what is actually presented to me c) want to relive something from childhood and it's just never the same! (new Muppet Show, please be good!). And with the interviews, if a beloved character is created by an actor who doesn't give good interviews it ruins the beloved character. Hopes and expectations are very pivotal in our experiences.
What do you think about hope and expectations? Have you noticed them inspiring or holding you back? They can do both but a lot depends on where you are emotionally when you experience them. It can be a relief from annoyed but a step back from optimism. Are they keeping you stuck in the past? In isolation? Or are they helping you imagine new worlds?