Is the grass always greener on the other side?

@eVoLi89 (161)
December 27, 2008 1:09pm CST
I came across this sentence: I often wonderif life is easier for other people or are they just better at faking it? I think there is much truth in this, I often think other people seem to have a better life, more/better friends, nice boy- or girlfriends, good scores at school and so on. But if you get to know them better, you see they aren't perfect, and might be just as jealous for your blessings in life as you are for theirs. What are your thoughts on reading this?
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@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
8 Jan 09
No one's life is perfect and nothing is copy book. We have to draw the line somewhere for there is no end to reaching high. we have to understand our happiness and live with the imperfections. Life is but living the imperfections, isn't it!
@akangirl (2436)
• India
28 Dec 08
Yes grass always look greener on the other side until we don't get there and then the hard truth crush your dreams
• United States
27 Dec 08
the grass is never greener it just appears that way. everyone has struggles in their lives it doesn't make any difference if they have alot of money they still do. there is no perfect family. you look at other fols & think their life is perfect but it's not. noone's is.hang in there i bet you'll do fine. happy new year!
@AnakSuNamun (2084)
• United States
27 Dec 08
Life has a few troubles in stock for everyone unless you happened to be born Paris Hilton and even then... Many times we are just not well-informed enough and we don't know what goes on in other people's hearts. Also,the distribution of the goodies is not always fair if you put it this way. It is human nature to wish for something they don't have and not appreciate hwat they already own. A mundane example would be that people with curly hair wish it was straight and vice versa When I feel like pitying myself or envying someone it usually helps to think of those less fortunate. If you were born healthy and with some brains it's up to you to get what you want,right?
@spalladino (17924)
• United States
27 Dec 08
I agree with you, life isn't always as it appears to others. I read a comment somewhere from some super model (you can tell how much I was paying attention) who was complaining about being lonely and never getting asked out because men were intimidated by her looks. It's hard to feel sorry for someone like that, who you perceive to have such a fabulous life, but the reality oftentimes doesn't match the fantasy. I know quite a few people in my area who seem to have such great lives on the outside but they have personal and family struggles just like everyone else.