Frankly, I’m a bit over all those people saying that the grass seems greener on the other side. You know what I mean. The constant complaining about what they would like to have and don’t have. The pointing out what others have they would like to have but fear would never get.
I’m over it for a couple of reasons.
First of all jealousy.
Why is it so hard to be happy for others? It seems like people just can’t stand it if others are happy or have something they don’t have. Jealousy is a bitch, you know. And even if some won’t admit that they are jealous, their remarks make it so obvious. The gossiping, the bitching, the pointing out that “they can only afford it because of this and that”. I wonder why certain people can’t look at others and say: “Look at that great house! It’s stunning. They deserve it because they worked really hard for it.” Or maybe “They deserve it because they keep their financials under control.” There would be many positive reasons to mention. And if jealousy wouldn’t be an issue I’m sure those reasons would be easy to find.
Looks are deceiving.
The grass on the other side might look greener. But is it really as green as it seems? Maybe it got spray painted, you know? And underneath the paint it’s actually dying off. Have ever thought about that? A lot of things are not the way they seem. So many people are good actors and manage to put on a show for everyone else. But behind the scene life looks different. They struggle. Maybe more than we do. The show though must go on. So everything gets polished and looks shiny and perfect. In reality it’s far from perfect and healthy and happy.
Do you really want to give up what you have only to get what you see? Is what you have really not good enough?
The next reason I’m over it is because you give up on yourself.
If you think that the grass is greener on the other side and your grass will never be as green as the one on the other side than you’ve already lost. You will never try again. You give up. Instead of seeing it as a motivation and give everything to actually make your grass as juicy and green as the one on the other side, you only see the negative side of it. Something I really don’t want to do and a lesson I’d like to teach my children. It does not matter how green the grass on the other side is. As long as you look after your garden and do your very best to make it look good, you can be proud of yourself.
Don’t envy what you don’t have, it might not be worth it. Look at what you got. Appreciate it. Be happy about it. And then start building on it. It will be the best foundation you could ever wish for. Take care when you put piece by piece together. Make sure it’s done in the best way ever. And then, in the end, you will have something you will forever be proud of. This is when your garden will be juicy and green.