118. The grass was greener over there

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The grass always seems greener on the other side of the fence.

When people have a feeling of not really belonging, they fear their life is a desolate place, being deprived of happiness.

Happiness is an undercurrent of sensitivity and leads a surreptitious life: it is an internal contingency. We can feel it in stillness, and it stands the test of time.

Joy is an eruption of cheerful moments, and we want to express it: it is an external contingency. We might shout it out, as it conveys a dynamic of fleeting instants. Joy gives voice to "en-joy-ment."

The green grass on the other side, where everyone is happy, and everything is paradisaical, is often a delusive perception.

Many politicians promise green, green grass by blending niceties with delusion and by using alluring confidence tricks. They voice attractive tales, appeal to our sentiments and tell things; people like to hear.

But the post-factual grassland appears to be parched and barren.

But the post-factual grassland appears to be parched and barren

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