The Grass Is Greener Where You Water It
I have heard, and I bet many others have, the quote "The grass is greener at the other side", or "The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence". In spite of the version, this quote has many ways to be applied. It mainly refers to the way we, the people, compare what we have in general concerning what other people have.
Comparison has, like everything, a 'good' and 'bad' side. This is also a cause and effect issue. To compare something we need to really know both 'things' being compared. There is a physical part, or an abstract attribute in contrast when we compare.
The purpose of within the comparison process may occupy the term of the 'cause'. The 'effects' of that comparison will be the result which will lead to a conclusion.
I hope that this hub may enlighten you at the moment of taking a decision...so...stay tuned for deeper information.
Conclusion of a comparison
The conclusion is the delicate part when it comes to making a decision. A conclusion should be part of a deep analytic process based upon concrete facts. The facts are gathered from observations, Life is formed by many factors under our control and uncontrolled ones.
The Scientific method is not only for the use inside a laboratory, but also within each decision we make. Once we get to know how to use it, it flows within each process of our lives. Perhaps the grass is greener in the other side, but watering our grass may become greener than the other side.
Review the scientific method before a decision
2- Find a problem
3- Make a hypothesis
5- Compile data
6- Form conclusion
7- Maybe find an answer
8- Maybe Find another problem
9- Repeat with each decision
So...the grass is greener at the other side...Really?
After an investigation or research held by a comparison, the result may come up with another 'issue' or just a decision to be made. The purpose of this hub is to foment the practice of 'watering our own grass' before even looking at the other side. We have an awesome God and He knew we would go on looking to the grass at the other side.
"You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor."
There are so many situations, conditions, and issues in our life that we are not satisfied with. We can start a list and never end, you name it...if you have already jumped the fence, analyze results. If you are in the midst of it, make your analysis before.
I have prepared an exercise below for you to finish the second column as you read the first one.
Apply analyzing cause and effect before jumping the fence
The greener grass
The grass is greener where you water it
I do not know exactly who quoted these wise words, but I surely know they have a key for us all. We need to give maintenance to our:
- Economic status
- Our "things"
Water your own grass
Before jumping the fence do you analyze 'cause and effects'?
Become a better human
Analyzing our own self
If the grass is greener at the other side perhaps by comparing we may find out that we have been irresponsible for our own grass. Our own self needs our honesty. We may pretend in front of others, but that little silent voice we do hear; the issue is to listen and respond positively.
Let's become better humans and start taking care of our own grass. You will have the cutest smile ever. By doing so you will be fulfilled...You will blossom and that is contagious. Observe your grass perhaps all it needs is a change of attitude.
Blessings to all!
© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill
The Grass is Greener Where You Water It
© 2013 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill