The other has and you do not have is it really worth more? This is a question worth asking. Today we scroll through social media and see other people’s perfect lives. They have what you do not have and what you want. Or? No, maybe not. For the grass is not greener on the other side.
Fear Of Missing Out
This is rooted in the famous expression FOMO – Fear Of Missing Out. We humans have an underlying fear of missing something. Not being part of the big community so it is not at all strange to want to follow the current. It is not at all wrong to think that what others think is nice is nice, but it is not desirable to assume that it is life that is the best life. The best life is what suits you.
Wishing for more is perfectly okay. Especially if it is something that will give you more joy in life. The big question is whether it really is what your competitor, colleague or neighbor really has is what you want? Is it really just that it glitters a lot but has little value? There is a lot of that.
The grass is not greener…
When we feel dissatisfied with something in life or feel that something is missing then it is natural to look at what seems to flow well in the lives of others. Their garden is showy, the car is always clean and of course the neighbor has exactly the job you dream of. You can also have it there if it really is the case that you want it but you need to do the job to get there. You need to find out what you need to do to achieve these goals and it is up to you to choose which of all is most important to you.
The proverb says:
The grass is greener on the other side.
It’s not like that. The neighbor has simply made sure to find the right path to his best life. It is simply important for you to make sure to water your lawn so that it also becomes so beautifully green. And for you, it may be to give yourself more time to set up the plan for how you should behave to change jobs or it is to change part of your mobile time to exercise. You get to think about how to get the green glistening grass. Because you can.