Aug 5, 2017
The whole thing threatens to collapse into paradox: your view of someone else’s circumstances as more appealing arises from a perspective shaped entirely by your own interests and values. If you actually did have that person’s possessions, relationships and status, you’d be someone else. And who’s to say you’d share those interests and values? You’d probably just be envious of someone else. The grass is always greener at a distance. Which, come to think of it, is maybe why Trump seems to be spending his presidency on a never-ending tour of golf courses.
— (via Fancy a life swap with Donald Trump? No, thanks | Oliver Burkeman | Life and style | The Guardian)