Why does the grass always look greener on the other side?

The Grass is Greener on the Other Side Grass looks greener on the other side, because it's the grass that you don't have. The saying points out precisely this aspect of some people's psychology: that they think that what they want is better than what they have and in many cases they could be wrong.The Grass is not always greener on the other side.

Additional Opinions:

  • The trouble is that wanting something implies that you don't have it. And most people value what they want more than what they have. The only way out is to keep wanting what you have, it means to not get bored of what you have, still using or enjoying what you have.
  • It means that it doesn't matter which kind of skin tone or colour you are like grass.You know how its light green some times ,not always the colour is green it can be dark green or anything so the proper thing is to sayIt doesnt matter if your black or white like Michael Jackson it doesn't matter if your black or white
  • This is true. If you are in a bad situation then you might walk away from it. You might find something else to do like hang out with your friends. Now if you ask me I would rather hang out with my friends than be in an uncomfortable or"non fun". you always want the grass to be ALOT brighter on the other side.

It is an expression that refers to another place, or situation, being better than the one you are in. (or seemingly better)

to break it down:

greener grass, means better grass. The other side, is the side you are not on.

People want what the can't have or in this case, don't have.