Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Is the grass greener on the other side?

Source: evilenglish.net

"You have such an amazing life. I wish I could be like you."

I have heard so many people saying this to me since the last one year that it is insane to even think how much people misjudge people.

Why is it that everyone thinks that the other person is happier or has less problems than them?

Why is the grass always greener on the other side?

Is it the manure of the hard work

or the sunshine of luck?

Maybe.

Or maybe the grass is of the same color and you're just blinded with self-pity.

Humans are never satisfied with what they have. They constantly peek into the other person lives and assume that they have the brighter side. They would constantly stalk their old friends on Facebook and look at the life of others which would make you question yourself on how they are leading a successful life while having fun where as you're spending your Saturday night in your PJs eating cold Pizza and stalking them.

You can see the flaws very clearly standing in your own garden but it is very difficult to see the rough brown patches of the other garden from here. No one has a perfect life. It might seem so to an outsider but once you go there and introspect in detail, you'll realize that it is far from what you thought it was.

You have no idea what happens behind those fences. We all wear masks and some people are really good at wearing them than others. We don't want to show the society how hard it is and how unhappy we are. Instead we show them the tiny happy bits of our lives and magnify it to a large extend which other people acknowledge as more happier and successful.

But even if they're successful and happy, you shouldn't be jealous because in this process we often forget how much amount of effort they might have taken to get there.  Haven't we all? Look back and see how far you have come in life and so did they. Calling them lucky is no justification because luck only favors those who work hard.

Good things don't come to those who wait, you have to go and earn it.

So instead of checking out your neighbors garden, work out on yours.

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10 comments:

  1. Sakshi this could not be more true... we need to stop judging ourselves against others, especially with what is put out on social media. People never tell the full truth on Facebook and what not... you are right NO ONE is perfect....♡

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  2. Very true. Whatever someone else has, they worked for it. If I work for it, I'll get it too.

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  3. Wow. Beautiful thoughts. Thank you for this.
    "Good things don't come to those who wait, you have to go and earn it." <3

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  4. Hi I'm Ela an 11 year-old 7th grader...

    I really liked this post and especially the part when you said, "We all wear masks and some people are really good at wearing them than others. We don't want to show the society how hard it is and how unhappy we are. Instead we show them the tiny happy bits of our lives and magnify it to a large extend which other people acknowledge as more happier and successful."

    Today I was just browsing through blogs and your's caught my eye. I really like what you write and will keep coming back!

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  5. If only we all learned to work on our gardens instead of focusing on others. I really think that all the problems in the world continue to prevail and grow because of this simple reason, focusing on the external, be our own condition, circumstances or situation or that of others.

    And it is such an obvious yet widely overlooked truth what you pointed out- that we cannot ever really guage or sum up the lives of others, even people closely related to them cannot get the whole idea of what their situation is and what they have gone through to get somewhere or nowhere remaining stuck in the same place.

    But there is no powerful and more truer saying than, 'the world around you being a reflection of your inner reality'. I think it is too demanding of a task to be constantly growing and working on oneself than getting easily distracted and distressed by comparing our lives with others and focusing on what all is wrong in our life. But it is easily obtainable, as we ourselves are the greatest tool we will ever have and our own reality is a result of what we do with this immensely powerful weapon. Use it in the right direction or waste it on petty things.

    great post btw. a lovely reflection that makes the reader think about this green grass syndrome. #ggs

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  6. I quite like Launna's comment on this. One really has to perhaps stop judging out own self. often we get affected not by what people think but by what we think of ourselves.

    Richa

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  7. Hard work always gives victory. Most of the time we are comparing ourselves with others with out knowing their situation correctly.We know the outwards only.We don't know what's happening inside.
    Be cool.do your side best.
    Enjoy the riddles

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  8. This is so right, we should stop comparing ourself with other people. We are beautiful in our own unique way!!!

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  9. You can't be more right...I just wish it wasn't so hard to focus on our own gardens rather than anyone elses...

    Justyna
    http://justynaczubak96.wix.com/livelovelaugh

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  10. I have to work hard.
    http://www.toyswill.com/noface-knitting-spirited-away-plush-toys-p-1098.html

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Capture some sunshine *winks*

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