Life is so funny sometimes.

@ronaldinu (12439)
Malta
November 22, 2008 10:53am CST
I received an email from an English lady whom used to live up in Malta for about two years but had to leave the island because of personal family matters she had to resolve. She was telling me how sad she was because she misses Malta a lot. On the contrary sometimes I wish that I was living in UK. Life is so funny sometimes!
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@mtdewgurl74 (18116)
• United States
23 Nov 08
I would love to go to the UK. I don't know about living there but I would love to visit for several weeks.
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@Couch08 (36)
• United States
23 Nov 08
Yes it is and it is like the people who are funny at times, where their actions against themselves. Where they want to do something that is impossible. Trying to compare life to another and trying hard to idolized someone. Life is also funny when we are on top and others are not.
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@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
22 Nov 08
hmmmm maybe there was a happy memories.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
22 Nov 08
it surely is. no matter where sme people live they are never satisfied. i'm glad to be right where i am & can think of nowhere i'd rather be.
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22 Nov 08
Hi ronaldinu, Some people say they would love to live in your part of the world, because of all the sunshine and live seems so much slower and easyer, but I love it here in the UK but would like to go your neck of the woods for holidays. You are welcome here, my friend. Tamara
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@Humbug25 (12551)
22 Nov 08
Hi ya ronaldinu I have heard you mention this before that you would like to live in England. I assume you have visited England before. Sometimes living in a place is a lot different to visiting but I am certainly not complaining where I live because I love where I live as I think you know too!!
@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
22 Nov 08
It's the place rather than the people, sometimes I think the UK would be heaven if it wasn't for the people to spoil it LOL! I am fortunate enough to have the Garden of England on my doorstep, but I guess we are all guilty of taking things for granted!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
22 Nov 08
Hi wolfie I think you are quite right my friend. I think there are a lot of things that contribute to making a place somewhere nice to live and the people in it make a big difference!!
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
26 Nov 08
We always think the grass is greener on the other side - that's human nature, I think. Sometimes I make myself take notice of my surroundings and really see how lovely everything is where I live. Because I see it on a daily basis I don't notice it anymore - and it's a shame. When people visit our area they are amazed at how green and pretty the countryside is, and how nice the beaches are. You need to look at things through other people's eyes. I think if you went to live in the UK for a while, you'd probably be like your friend and long to be home in Malta.
@ketybhagat (4125)
• India
24 Nov 08
It is human nature to want what we do not have and to crib about what we have, and when we dont have that, we long for what we had. Confusing ? Well, thats life. Actually home is where the heart is, no matter which part of the world we live in.
@salonga (27825)
• Philippines
24 Nov 08
Would I say it is the people who are funny! Ha!ha!ha! We always want what is not. Imagine how the English lady misses Malta while you who are in Malta would sometimes wish you were living in UK. Sometimes it is really easy to admit that men are discontented creatures...when it is hot, we want it cold, when it is cold we want it hot....always wanting what is not. Sometimes we tend to overlook the best things we already have because we are looking for other good things we don't have. Well...that is what people are!
• India
23 Nov 08
Reminds me of long hair and short hair. Those with long hair want to cut it short, and those with short hair want to grow it. That's life, I guess. Cheers and happy mylotting
@arunmails (3012)
• India
23 Nov 08
According to me, Life is like an onion; you peel off one layer at a time and sometimes you weep......
• Canada
23 Nov 08
It just goes to show that there is a lot of truth to the saying that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
22 Nov 08
I'm not sure that you would be wanting to live in the Uk tonight. It's blooming cold! I would go to Canada (or a few US states) like a shot. I wouldn't mind a year to two in Singapore either. But at the end of the day there's no place like home.
@littleowl (7157)
22 Nov 08
Hi ronald...maybe you could both do an exchange for certain times of the year!! lol It is funny how things life works sometimes...hugs littleowl
@winterose (39895)
• Canada
22 Nov 08
there is a saying here that the grass is always greener on the other side, until you get there, now it sounds like the uk is wonderful to you, but when you get there you may miss malta too.
@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
22 Nov 08
Sometimes familiarity breeds contempt, you can really hate where you live and see the grass greener in other countries, like I do, sometimes I really hate the UK, but it's more the people and the government rather than the actual country itself. The UK is a beautiful country it's just some people spoil it, we have a terrible justice system, bad employment, bad politicians and we are going into a recession, the country is a mess so I would feel like your English lady friend and wish I was in another country but I guess I would get homesick! But I would love to try living in another country for a while, maybe you could swop countries for a period my friend?
@deebomb (15317)
• United States
22 Nov 08
I think we all have this mental concept that life would be easier or better living in another place or country. I myself have never had a desire to live in another country. When I was younger I thought it would be wonderful to homestead in Alask or the out back of Australia. But now that I older I don't have any desire to give up my creature comforts. I think we think of the romance (not the Love kind)or appeal comes from what always is portraid as being better. Often left out is what the reality is or some how the reality is made to look better than it is. In my opunion if we can't be happy where we are we won't be happpy some place else. I would love to visit England and Ireland to see all the place that I have read about and to see where history was made. But I don't have a desire to live any where else any more.
@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
22 Nov 08
haha.. If u have not experienced living in a foreign country before, u wont be able to taste the difference in life, and that u will not miss anything that's missing.. haha ^_^ This kind of thing will happen to anybody and same like me, when i'm in singapore, i do miss my life in thailand, but when i'm there, i'm actually craving for the life i lead in singapore.. lol
@savypat (20245)
• United States
22 Nov 08
That is why they say the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. My Llamas all believe that, as soon as they are in one pasture they want to be in the other one, even if they just left it. Funny to watch.