by Izabela Avelar - Brazil
“The grass is always greener on your neighbor’s yard” is one of the most common proverbs in Brazil. The English version would be a little different, but with the same meaning — “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence”. It’s often said when we look at other people’s lives and other things that we don’t have in general, and desire this stuff. It means that we are envious, focusing on things that we would like to have. Of course, there will always be things in lives of others that may seem better than our own. I guess we just have to accept our condition and share in life; otherwise, you’ll live a greedy and unhappy life. Finally, look the conquest of others as a sign — if they could, you can too.