Musings on life, the universe and an elephant named Flobo


The grass isn’t always greener on the other side. People can become so obsessed thinking that others have it better, have things easier however that isn’t always the case. Living in a world dominated by social media and rather devoid of privacy, we can feel that we know every little thing happening in each others lives however, behind closed doors – when the snap chat filter is off life can be completely different.

I know first hand what it is like to be envied for having a great relationship (speaking past tense, present relationship is actually fantastic) and to be putting on a brave face for everyone since I liked my privacy.

I have heard quite a few stories about seemingly well off people who are out living the life who have in fact been laid off and have a marriage on the rocks. You can’t judge a book by its cover and you can’t tell a life by a smile. Smiles can be just as fake as anything else in this world.

So, the next time you find yourself envious of someone else and thinking that everything goes right for others and nothing goes right for you. Just remember this – we each have our own struggles, scars and stories. We are all great pretenders. Geez, the whole concept of “adulting” is basically faking it til you make it. Bullshit your way through life until things hopefully fall into place. So instead of staring at someone else’s grass. Why not try watering your own…



2 thoughts on “The grass is not always greener

  1. KJ Eastwick says:

    Life is much more satisfying when you stop envying things people say they have and work towards getting some things that you actually want. I like your phrase “Why not try watering your own…”. A good post.


  2. nickc324 says:

    This is a great reminder, and I loved the way you wrote this. Thanks for sharing this. I will think more about this, too.


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