When you discuss the possibility of faking your own death and abandoning your family, someone always tells you “Hey the grass is always greener on the other side!” This is supposed to mean that making major changes to your life seems like a good idea at first but that’s just because you hate your own life so much that anything different seems like a good idea. While this is true, I don’t agree with how this is stated in the phrase “The grass is always greener on the other side.” Who the hell is looking at grass? Why is green grass supposed to mean a good life? Unless you’re a cow in search of greener pastures this is totally unrelatable. Say something like “The prostitutes always look good from far away.” At least that makes sense. Yes you see a prostitute from far away and think “Hey that looks like a good one. Then when you get closer you realize distance was creating an illusion and they're actually quite unappealing. Often when you see a really green lawn from far away and walk up to it, it’s just as goddamn green as it was before. And the other problem with this saying is yes sometimes grass isn’t as green as it looks, but if you’re standing in a desert you’ll take your chances. When you’re desperate to make a change, someone telling you “The grass is always greener on the other side” sounds more like a promise than a warning. Yes the grass IS always greener, that’s exactly why I’m going to the other side. Thanks for narrating my motives.
|During segregation, the grass literally was greener on the other side.|