When Smile Pinky movie got international award and pinky a small girl born with cleft lips got international recognition. Many children started admiring the fate she has and dreamt about them to be there some day. Its an apt quote that the grass appears greener on the other side of the fence always. As in this case everyone recognized the fame she got but never even thought even once about the trauma of being born with cleft lips. Its common tendency to consider others in a better position which takes one away from accepting the reality.
This quote holds much importance in today’s highly competitive world. It takes the form of an excuse for being a defaulter, a loser, procrastination and assuming a false satisfaction. When one outperforms others there are hardly few individuals who realize ones acumen, hardships and struggles . When one country grows economically the onus is put to its rich resources and its geographical position commonly. The analysis of this topic would help resolving the cause of failure and help building a strong relationship which grows with understanding , concern and a pure sense of belonging. This holds much importance in the present era of globalization too .
We are heading towards a more competitive world gradually. Competition to attain a decent standard of living. There is huge pressure of performance and excellence. Education term is getting confined to the brimming coaching institutes these days. There are rare examples who excel without taking any coaching but if they, we often hear the comments about him/her to be god gifted. That comment of god gift itself take that person to be in better position from all others who have not been the God’s favorite.
But is this geuine? Can any progress be brought without honest efforts?. The answer is complete no. Individuals try to shield their mistakes by uttering such comments. If one keeps eyes on others only for being in a more privileged position he would end up getting nothing. As gradually this comment would become an innate characteristic of the personality. He will escape from working hard and facing the grim realities.
It is always easier to see the brighter side of the picture. How simply do we enjoy seeing movies in auditorium or homes taking popcorns and beverages. We dream for the silver screen life. As their famed life seems better and convenient. But there is huge difference in what appears and the reality. The long tiring work schedule and spice free foods , working at times of ill health too. Moreover these filmstars are not free to move like us, always surrounded by body guards. They do not even take much time for themselves. They can not afford to skip their hard gym schedules even once. Life is indeed tough.
It takes an exra mile for getting healthy, wealthy and famous. Ask any business tycoon, civil servant , doctors, engineers that life is not a cup of tea merely. With growing position in the society the responsibility grows. If one is competent enough to hold the responsibility gracefully then he will continue to earn fame and wealth. There is a direct relationship between wealth and fame. Only comes to those who consistently work for that instead of being complacent of their past achievements.
Abraham linkan US first president and many only know about the powers he hold while remaining to the coveted place but how many of us know about the hardships he went before that?. He lost his wife in an early age, lost the election to the legislature many times, undergone depression and met with so many drastic failures but he could gather strength to fight back and emerge a true winner.
The tendency to consider others in a better position is dubious and far from the reality. Everyone has to maintain a place in the society by sincere efforts only ,there is no short cut to success because lessons learnt from downfalls and failures are precious for learning and advancing.
This holds true in the success of any nation too. We may take the examples of Japan and Singapore how successfully these nations build their rapport by judicious use of natural and human resources. Japan was crippled due to explosion of atom bomb in the second world war. Singapore earlier was a part of Malaysia after being excluded from it , it set new parameters of advance economy and success. Success has no set definition and it can never be put to judgement by others.
Those who are categorizing and are being judgmental are getting biased towards themselves only. As a perfect demarcation of success may never be done. Scathing bad remarks for underperforming governance and inflation has become the common trend these days. We think as they have necessary authority they should work for curbing inflation and welfare. Often people comment if I would have been in that position , I would have certainly done so many things but again it is partially true as getting to the top needs perfect balance which is really hard.
Every time when we see others success and happiness. We must try to realize the very road map filled with troubles and turbulence and also adhere the patience and perseverance shown for getting success. Only then one must get the holistic picture. The grass is not always greener but one must consistently nourish it with water and nutrients to make it greener and lively. There are genius individuals but they too have to put efforts and pass the examinations. All of us may not aspire to become a genius, but there is no reason we should not try to aim for the best that we can produce. We end up comparing our marks with others in the examination of life without giving a thought that each one has a different question paper.



  1. good one jaya…
    1. a very narrowed dimension of one’s failure/mistake was covered throughout start,abraham lincon,doctors sab ek hi line mein aa gaye…one or two are better than many as they make the essay messy
    3.flow was coming and going but was k
    4.last two para were ultimate
    review mine please

  2. Hello Jaya, my views-
    Intro- nice
    2nd para- not necessarily only losers appreciate the greenery on the other side. Sometimes there are these people who are never satisfied with what they have at their disposal. Always complaining, unsatisfied..
    Examples were apt, but you can add other dimensions. Like other than personal sphere.
    Also, sometimes grass is indeed greener on the other side- we need determination to achieve the same- Palash’s essay has this theme.
    We can add that one need to be contended with what they have. Contentment here does not mean nil growth or development. But still, setting priorities and acting accordingly in the life rather than copying others.
    you can have one para exclusively dedicated to the causes that drives one to long for the other side.
    Conclusion could be generalized instead of being in an exam context.
    KWAR 🙂

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