The Grass is Greener on the Other Side

Is it? Or is this simply wishful thinking? Or a classic case of greed, of trying to quench ones insatiable desires?

I wanted to be alone, I was left alone. Now I’m seeking company. I wanted convenience – of not bothering to cook and doing my own laundry. I got all that. But I miss cooking my own meals and washing my own clothes. I wanted a no hassle job, sitting in front of the computer, in a comfortable office. And this is all good but it’s also boring me to death and I’m seeking the mental overdrive of so many things happening at the same time.

We can’t seem to decide what we really want. We want this. We want that. And when we get it, we want something else.

We compare ourselves with others as we look through their Facebook pages. They seem happier, more successful. Even though we know for a fact that what is seen on social media is but a façade.

But we wonder anyway. Of what might be and what could have been. We don’t want to settle. Am I missing out? Time is running and there are still a lot of things I haven’t experienced yet.

Why can’t we just be happy and be contented with where we are and with what we have?

Because it’s human nature. And maybe even genetic. We’re designed to always seek for a higher dose of happiness so we don’t grow complacent. But how can you tell between complacency and contentment? It takes a lot of wisdom, a balancing act if you please. And that is always a challenge.

“If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what is.” –Unknown

So for now, I’ll try to do just that. Focus on the now. Wish me luck!


Author: Ryan Bestre

Environmentalist. Teacher. Writer.

6 thoughts on “The Grass is Greener on the Other Side”

  1. I agree with your thoughts. I mean so many times I wished and looked forward for something to happen and when it did, I was looking back and missing what it was. Pretty much human nature which need to defy to make ourself happy

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  2. Focusing on the now is always a challenge, with our mind wanting to think about this, then that, so very few people can actually truly focus on the now, Ryan. But it is a quest I am on as well, so wishing both of us luck 🙂 …

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  3. I agree with this! But I am slowly learning that it’s not what you do that matters but how you do it. Good luck, Ryan! I hope you find something to cure your boredom. 🙂

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