A random post from me today – but something that has been playing on my mind.
Jack went to his half term club last week from Wednesday to Friday with a church service which took place on Sunday morning – the half term club was run at a church so I knew and expected there to be a religious aspect. Something that was spoken about on Sunday was the fact that everyone always thinks the grass is greener on the other side; no one is ever truly happy with their lot. There was an analogy – the half term club was based around Aladdin and was saying how Aladdin wasn’t truly happy with his life but neither was Jasmine who seemingly had it all. They both craved something different.
I’m not going to lie and say I’m completely happy with my life. I’m desperate to lose some weight, I can’t wait to pay off all my debt and I really, really want to move. But these are all achievable things – they just need a little effort. But is that where the problem lies? So many of us have things that we feel we would fulfill our lives – but can we even be bothered to attempt to achieve them?
Or is it a case of the grass is always greener – but it actually isn’t? Would we truly be happy if we managed to achieve everything we set out to – or will we find something else to complain about?
I will admit that I don’t think I’d be truly happy if I managed to lose the weight, clear the debt and move house tomorrow – there will always be something that will come across to niggle at us.
What do you think – do you think anyone can ever be truly happy with everything they have? Or do you think that it is in the human nature to suffer some disappointment or a lack of satisfaction and always be trying to strive for something better? I’d love to hear your thoughts!