Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sour Grass and Greener Grapes

Okay, for your contemplation:

Sour Grapes versus The Grass Is Greener On The Other Side

Sour Grapes means that you view the thing you wanted but couldn't get as something you really never wanted anyway. What you have is better, although it may not be true. You're just saying that so you don't feel bad.
To say the grass is greener means that you view what you don't have as what's better, although it's probably not true.

Are these two complete opposites? Which is a better attitude to have?
Is it better to falsely think what you have is better, or to be optimistic about what's out there, what you don't have?
So that's what I was thinking about, trying to go to sleep last night.

Let me know what you think.