Is the Grass Actually Greener? Essay

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Thanks to modern technology and an overall improved society, our lives have completely transformed from how they were 100 years ago. We have countless opportunities to grab life by the horns and pave our own path. We have endless choices. We can do things that our great grandparents only dreamed of accomplishing, like traveling the world, moving across the country or starting a business that caters to clients halfway across the world. With all of these amazing possibilities, you would think more people would be happy, right? Wrong. See, the problem with having so many options, is that people begin to second guess themselves. They begin to wonder if they made the right choice. They start to imagine what it would be like if they had what someone else has already achieved. We can never seem to settle on what exactly it is we want out of life, because there is always going to be something bigger and shinier that catches our eye. We will forever be caught in a vicious cycle of waiting for the next best thing. This is commonly known as “the grass is greener syndrome”. Basically, we cannot fight this gut feeling that someone somewhere is having a better time than we are, which is most likely true. While we make be suffering from this syndrome, lying awake at night at cycling through all of the what ifs and wondering what we are missing out on, someone who has defeated the system is enjoying their life. Happiness is not about what you have, the things you do or where you live. Happiness also is not a checklist to accomplish everything and anything in life. Happiness is a state of mind. Remember that all we ever really have is this moment. Let go of the past. Do not worry about what has yet to happen. Take each day one step at a time and, above all, stop thinking that the grass is greener on the other

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