Posted on March 30, 2015
“The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence” is an old saying that means that we often think that others people's lives are happier, simpler, better, but that's because we only see the outside of their houses or their for-company parlors, their public behavior, and their “this is what I share with others” Facebook status updates...and all of that paints a rosy picture. But, the saying hints, if we were actually over there, on the other side of the fence, we would see the problems. The weeds in the grass, the dirt and cobwebs in the house, the tempers and aches and downs and doubts in the life.
So...what does “The grass is always browner on the other side of the fence” mean?
That the speaker is luckier than everyone else? Happier? Richer? More loved? Better in some way?
Apparently, the day is set aside to urge us to be grateful for what we have, and of course, that's a good thing. I just think that the turn-around on the saying doesn't work very well!
And turn maxims upside-down and inside-out!
It can help people really think about things if you take a familiar saying and give it a different twist. Be inspired by these examples and come up with a few of your own...
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