The Grass Is Always Greener

“The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.”

The concept of the above proverb dates back as the poetry of Publius Ovidius Naso, better known as Ovid (43 BC – 17 AD), who wrote Fertilior seges est alenis semper in agris (“the harvest is always more fruitful in another man’s fields”). It was more a warning to not covet what someone else has or does.

While yes a warning that’s wise to heed, it can also hold us back from attempting to do something that’s in our heart. Explore a deep curiosity. Make the change we desperately wanna make. And that’s when stasis and complacency and bitterness set in.

Sometimes the only way you’ll ever know if the grass is truly greener is if you actually go to the other side and see for yourself.

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