“I wish I had their life”, “Why can I not be successful like them?”, “Their house is much bigger than mine”, etc. are not uncommon echoes in many of our minds. The glass always seems half empty on our side and half full on their side. There is a constant struggle to mimic their lives because they somehow seem to have “perfect” lives.
Each one of us is surrounded by different internal and external resources to carry us forth day-by-day; as a result, each one of us has different destinies. Being inspired by the life journeys of the truly happy person should be encouraged but mimicking should be discouraged. The inspiration should lead us to explore deeper our own potential and desires even though it may mean standing out – this leads to sweet satisfaction beyond comprehension. It is this satisfaction that translates into true happiness and puts an end to the quest for “greener grass on the other side”.