“The grass is greener where you water it.” ~Neil Barringham
The grass is greener where you water it.
It may always be greener on the other side because human beings are irrevocably dissatisfied and fickle – maybe; but it is definitely always greener where it’s been watered.
Remember that, when you find yourself coveting another patch: someone’s evidently been watering it.
And if your patch feeling is feeling dry or looking blanched to you: try some water.
Grass needs water to grow, to be vibrant and healthy and green. It simply will not amount to much on a diet of entitlement (“It should just be green and awesome.”) and neglect (“What, water it again? But I did that last month.”). Give it a respectable amount of TLC and you may still find that you don’t want your patch, that perhaps you want somebody else’s; but you will at least you will find it to be something prettier, greener, and more comfortable to sit on as you figure out how to make your way there.