Saturday, March 12, 2011

"The Grass is Always Greener On the Other Side of the Fence"

This idiom bring out the meaning of people that always think they would be happier in a different set of circumstances, or other people's circumstances seem more desirable than one's own but in reality are often not. I'm disagree with this saying. Sure, it has its point, because most people are not satisfy with their own life and fate, and always envy for others', or simply wants more than what they're already have. But in reality, the other side of the fence is not always greener and prettier. For example, lets say that you had bought a house located at the center of the town. At first you really satisfied with your decision, but then, when you start thinking about the rent fees, the traffic, and the noise, you start regretting on living there. Then you start thinking about how peaceful will it be for you friend who lives in the suburban house area, compared to you. Yes, it does have the peaceful and economy quality on living in the suburban area, but house at the center of the town wasn't a bad idea after all. By living there, it is a convenient on buying a household good and other stuff. The cost on the transportation can also be cut out because the distance between the house and other area are smaller compared to the person who lives outside of town. The same case can also be applied on the location of our University. We always talk about how boring it was to be studied in the center of this 'mountain' and 'forest', and how hard it is to buy stuff and supply because the store are quiet limited and far. We always envy the students that studied in the town's located University, as the can easily go to town, buying stuff, and can hardly get bored. But do we aware on our positive point on studying at this place? We can save our money, as the town is quite far from us, thus making us less interested on going there. We can also save the money if we needed to stay outside the campus, as the house rent in this area are a lot cheaper compare to those in town. With all the point said, it has proves on how the grass is NOT always greener on the other side of the fence, and just be grateful on what you have instead of others.


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