I like to listen to the radio when I am in the car. It’s not out of character for me to sing along while adding some intense sitting down dance moves.
I like a wide variety of music and this lends itself to me listening to several different stations. I don’t like commercials, so I tend to scan the channels to find a good song.
Here’s where I have a small hiccup when it comes to channel scanning. Let’s say I find a song I like on the second station I visit. Now, logically one would think that I would keep that station and finish out the song. However, there is a small voice in my mind that will say “There may be a better song on the next station”. So what do I do? I keep station surfing to see if I can find the “best” song available.
Now this is great when I do come across a better song a few stations later, but what happens more often than not is that I don’t find a better song. The problem here is that when I go back to the song that I originally liked in the first place, it is no longer being played or it’s at the very end. I would’ve been better off listening to the song that I like instead of searching for this elusive “something better”.
I find myself doing this all kinds of stuff and not just music stations. It seems like I am built to not be content. It seems I am built to always be searching for that “better” item or situation. The main problem with this is that if I am not careful, I am never fully satisfied with where I am or what I have in my possession. This will rob me of any contentment that I may find in my life.
It seems as people that we are constantly subjected to the thought that “The grass is always greener” on the other side. When in reality, the only reason the grass is green is because there is a leaky septic tank underneath it.
The main point here is that if you never allow yourself to enjoy where you are and if you are always pushing for the next best thing, you may miss out on all the good stuff right now has to offer. There are times when you need to water your own yard so your current grass gets a little greener. Contentment is a powerful thing.
When was a time when you found out the grass wasn’t greener?