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The Grass Is Greener Where You Water It

Updated on May 8, 2014
Grass greener
Grass greener

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 tuned for deeper information.

Scientific Method

Scientific Method
Scientific Method

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

1- Research
2- Find a problem
3- Make a hypothesis
4- Experiment
5- Compile data
6- Form conclusion
7- Maybe find an answer
8- Maybe Find another problem
9- Repeat with each decision


Grass greener
Grass greener
grass greener
grass greener

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.

Exodus 20:17

"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."

jumping fence
jumping fence

Love advice

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

Our grass
The greener grass
Bank accounts
Supermarket line
Another man
Another woman
Computer program
Love advice Analyze cause and effect before jumping the fence

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:

  • Spirit
  • Soul
  • Body
  • Mind
  • Partner
  • Economic status
  • Family
  • Home
  • Garden
  • Car
  • Our "things"

Water your own grass

water your grass
water your grass

Before jumping the fence do you analyze 'cause and effects'?

See results

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


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    • Lastheart profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      7 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Thanks Michele Travis! Yes, we all can have our grass also green.

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      Michele Travis 

      7 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Love this hub. There is so much better we can do.

      Thank you for writing it.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      7 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      peachpurple thanks, Lol, it is also about the real grass including all our other "stuff".

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      7 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      MysticMoonlight thanks so much. Yes, you hit the nail..."endless possibilities". I like that.

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      7 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      great hub. Actually, i thought this hub was about how you water the grass

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      7 years ago

      This is excellent and absolutely true! If we'd all water our own more, the possibilities are endless! Couldn't agree more!

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      7 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      billybuc thanks and congratulations for watering your own grass. Not everybody takes that responsibility, not everybody knows the enjoyment of the consequences.

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      Bill Holland 

      7 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Number 200 carries with it an eternal truth. I've been watering now for seven years and my lawn has never looked better. :)

      Well done my dear; you are a gem.

      blessings always


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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      7 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Froggy213 this piece to peace???? Thanks!

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      Greg Boudonck 

      7 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Amen to this piece. You said a mouthful honey. Voting up across the board.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      7 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      yarddog2k I am very grateful for your time and comment.

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      Troy Yarbrough 

      7 years ago from Texas, USA

      I couldn't agree more. If more people would work to improve their own situations and stop thinking that "it's better over there" this world would be a better place.


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