ACET: Proverb - The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side
THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE
This proverb describes the feeling when sometimes we would be happier in a different set of circumstances.
This commonly quoted phrase describes the tendency to long for things that we do not have.
Example: ‘If we lived in Australia, we could have a barbeque in the sun every evening. Oh well, the grass is always greener on the other side.’
In Ireland the phrase is often shortened to ‘far away hills are greener’.
The proverb features in this song by Travis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD7iC6t6EvI