But is it ALWAYS greener?

Lately, I have been thinking about the concept that: “the grass is always greener.”  But is it always?  And why is that?

I can’t think about the concept of the grass always being greener without also thinking about wanting what you can’t have.  You always want what you can’t have, but how fundamental is the not having it to the wanting.  Do we inherently want things because we can’t have them, or are there always just wantable things that we can’t obtain, either because of time or money or opportunity cost?

Let’s not just consider it in a vacuum, though.  Let’s give the dialogue some substance. Continue reading