There's a common quote "The grass isn't always greener on the other side" but that is only half of the quote
Side note: Without doing any research I believe this phrase was started by farmers that would complain about their cattle breaking through their fences to get to the taller, greener grass on the other side of the fence. This is one of the reasons why farmers started using barb wire fences.
Clarification: There's a difference between looking and admiring. I can admire my neighbor's lawn without wanting to leave my house; but if I'm looking then I'm probably getting ready to move.
Regress: Let's be honest, the reason you're looking to the other side of the fence is because you know the grass you are currently standing in isn't where you want to land long term. You're looking for a change. If that wasn't the case, you wouldn't really be looking.
In that case, here are the potential 2nd halves to the phrase "The grass isn't always greener on the other side..."
- ...it might look different because they dress it up, but its still the exact same stuff underneath.
- ...that grass is just as bad or worse than the stuff you're in and you'd be better off packing up and going somewhere completely different.
- ...it actually is greener, but getting to it is going to be pain because you're going to have to go through that barb wire fence to get there.
Change is never easy, but if you're considering making the change, it is always better to just get it over with now. There's nothing worse than chewing on bad grass for longer than necessary - it only makes you weak and the change even harder.