Feb 14, 2014

Lesson 12: The Grass Isn't Always Greener

I can recall dancing around with girlfriends singing "I ain't got no worries..." at the top of my lungs. In that moment I was tipsy, happy, and literally had no worries in the world. However, whenever I came down from that intoxicated high, I remember thinking about all of the actual worries I did have and how it seemed everyone else in the world was doing awesome, except for me.

At this very moment, there is someone in the world who is looking at you, your life, your social media persona, and thinking that you have it all! They're probably scrolling through pics with you smiling and happy, imagining you haven't a care in the world. What's funny is that while someone is doing that to you, you could easily be doing that to someone else... thus continuing this cycle of "the grass is always greener."

As life would have it, the grass isn't always greener on the other side. Ever before social media came into existence it was easy to believe  your shit sucked and someone else was a million times better. Yes, in some cases this is actually true... BUT life has a way of balancing things out and nobody is without struggles.

For instance, we look at celebrities and see their money, fab lifestyle, etc... but many are lonely and slaves to their popularity and success. Can you imagine not being able to go to the grocery store b/c a picture of you will make the front page? Or have a fight with your boyfriend/girlfriend because cheating/breakup rumors will run rampant? Or hell, just have a bad day and "be off" without getting called an asshole by a random fan? Even online celebs (i.e. regular people with an insane of followers) can find themselves the subject of scrutiny and ridicule.

With every negative there can be 5 positives, but don't get caught up in counting someone else's coins or blessings and fail to see the beauty in your own life. The grass isn't always greener... sometimes it just looks better. Looks can be deceiving.

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