March 14, 2013

One of my friends posted a status on Facebook* stating that people should learn to appreciate the good things that they have, and not always be seeking something better. The reasoning is that, if you’re always searching for “greener grass”, you’ll never be satisfied. It’s an interesting idea to sit on because I don’t think it’s that simplistic.

It’s important to be at peace with yourself and the world around you. If you aren’t, you run the risk of living a sad, lonely, unfulfilling life. But it’s not a good idea to not seek greener grass. We need to live (at least partially) on the idea of what we can be, not what we are. Have aspirations, desires — natural human traits — and make them happen.

Appreciate what we have but at least be open to better things. It’s good for us as individuals and good for society to not be sedentary.

* “A guy posted a status on Facebook…” is the new “A guy walked into a bar…”, isn’t it?

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