The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence

The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.

Robert Fulghum (1937-), It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It, cited in

  • Clair

    I like this quote. Makes me reflective. Thanks for sharing it!

  • =) It really speaks to me too.

  • melissa

    luv it!!!

  • Sometimes the grass just looks greener on the other side of the fence but once you get there you realize it is almost the same grass you are already used to.
    The typical example is that people are changing jobs to escape their problems, believing that the new job would make them happier, until they realize real quick that the new job comes with new problems and is not that much better than the previous job they did, even worse may be. because they had to accept some compromises like moving to a new home or payment reductions.
    Usually it is smarter to care about ones own grass and of course: don’t forget to water it !

    • I think I’d like to always water the grass around me (and help other people too!). =)