We all take so much for granted.
It takes a lot of emotional stability to be content with what we have.
To be able to resist the temptation of thinking that other people have it better.
It’s easy to look up at the people that we think are more “successful”, and believe that they’ve got it all together, right? It is funny how that everybody knows this, but still we have all of these issues in our lives.
As I’ve started climbing the ladder myself, I’ve realized, it because I never see the personal struggles that they go through, and the fears they have to deal with. That gives me enough common sense to recognize that there are people around me who are in far worse situations, and I have lot of thing to be thankful for.
For example? I thought becoming a manager in a big company is really great achievement, you got prestige, you got a car given by company, you can travel to far place for meeting, and also lots of money that can provide everything for your family. But, after I understand what they’ve been through, I can see that “Yep, the grass just look greener on other side”.
It always looks better. The other side, the grass on the other side. Not just the grass, also the friend’s wife / girlfriend, your friend’s sports car, your boss’s apartment, your colleague’s job and how ever many examples you want to hear.
I think, everyone always wishes for something they don’t have. Maybe we want to be like someone else in certain ways, maybe we want to live someone else’s life, because we think our life sucks. But truth is, we may not have an easy life, but it is our life.
So next time, if you think someone has it better than you, just stop and think about how others may think you have it better than them. The grass on your side may just be greener..