The grass always seems greener on the other side

On a random Friday evening, I was at Subway eating the ultimate cheesy garlic bread.

Then, three of my classmates came to Subway. We chatted a lot since we don’t often see each other in most of the classes, because I am a Gas and Petrochemical Engineering major student, while they are Environmental Engineering major students. Hence, we took different classes.

We chatted regarding the minor equipment that we choose to design in Plant Design Project (II), how is Final Year Project (FYP) II, who is our FYP supervisor, how is everything else, etc.

One of them then said that she admired me because I went out alone like sometimes. Regarding that, I went down to Kuala Lumpur alone last year. I went to Sri Petaling, an area in Kuala Lumpur, for Italian food. This was the first time I dined there. Then, I went to places in Selangor, such as Klang, Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Shah Alam on my own for self-discovery. I also went to Ipoh alone sometimes for purchasing goods and eating tasty foods.

Back in the conversation, I told them that it is much better to hang out with friends often because it is so cool, etc. It has more fun and more excitement. Despite that, one of them told me that they admire me for going out alone because it requires a lot of courage. Damn, it hits me.

What I learned is that the grass may be greener on the other side, the other side will think that your grass is greener. Hence, appreciate the situation and the activities that you are doing. Instead of thinking that other people's lives are much better, why not we stop for a while to appreciate our lives? Then, we will be happier.

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Perry Si

Perry Si

Made in Malaysia. University student seeking out to discover and learn new things daily.

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