Have you ever felt this way about life? Another person’s life always seems rosier than your bleak little one. It has been quite a while since I felt that way. Someone very close to my heart told me the crux of having self-esteem is being happy the way you are. But is that attainable? Someone who is barely making ends meet will probably wish for all the money in the world while the person who has already got all the money in the world might be wishing for something else.
Why is the grass always greener on the other side? Maybe the grass looked greener precisely because we are not on the other side to look at it. Perhaps if we were given a day to live another person’s life, every single tiny bit of it, we might end up preferring our own. Everyone tries to paint a perfect image of themselves to strangers, hence it will be easy to see the pretty sides of their lives. The biggest problem with looking at someone else’s life and envying them is that we only get to see bits and pieces of that life. There are simply too many things hidden from our view as the grass patch is far away.
Being contented with life is the key ingredient to happiness. Instead of constantly looking over at the lawns of other people, we can try appreciating the beauty of our own. Nurture our own grass patches and make them beauties that we can grow to love.