“The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.”
This old adage refers to the way we tend to look at other people’s lives and other things that we don’t have and wishing that we had those things.
To give it another name: Distraction. If we spend our time coveting other things, we will lose sight of vision, goals, perspective. You could say that you were watering and feeding this distraction.
Giving considerable time and attention to other people’s possessions, skills, family – wishing they were ours – will only feed jealousy, hatred, and greed. Those things eat away at you and cause pain, sickness and loss.
So, instead of watering what you can’t have, look at what you do have and water that.
Perhaps the old adage should read:
“The grass is always greener where you water it.”
- Jealousy Gets You Nowhere (socyberty.com)
- My message to you [#Trust30 Challenge day 10] (dulcedolce.wordpress.com)
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