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Sometimes we learn by heartache. With this being said, what does not settling for second best mean to you and why?
SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 8 Answers Aug 8, 2011

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That phrase doesn't mean much to me, except that the person practicing it will spend a lot of time searching and never "settle" for anything. <br />
Everything and everyone has flaws. If you are always looking for the "better" thing, you will end up with nothing and no one.

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Kind of like the grass is always seeming greener syndrome?

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Somewhat, yes. It basically means that you will never be content with what you have- you'll always be wondering if you could do better. Not good!

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Its not that we shouldn't aspire to more, always trying to grow and improve, but its also important to appreciate what we already have. When we wish for something, like when something's going wrong in our day and we're lost in uncertainty. When that thing we were wishing for comes to pass, the least we can do is take a moment to appreciate it before immediately moving on to hope for something bigger and better. I know its not really what you were referring to, but in general it still applies.

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wow, i think, the whole expectations of society and the media on how we should look , live and eat is driving me crazy i cant keep up with all this conflicting ideologies. everyone cant win. some win and some loose. i am a looser and i have come to terms with it and the first place people can kiss my *** cos am happy to be second or last what bums is why i have to participate in this dumb sport.

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societal expectations can be overwhelming

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In a relationship it means working at it rather than being put off from trying by eachother's defences.

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So many give up too easily.

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It means you are a maximizer and not a satisfier. Is this about a love interest? If yes, you should read the book from Lori Gottlieb "Marry Him. The Case of Settling for Mr. Good Enough". It's not only about men or women, but instead its about how we, as humans, can be so hard to please due to our picky judgements and perceptions AND how to change that point of view. We see this warped and insatiable point of view through the protaganist, a 41 year woman's experience on finding a husband.

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Interesting perspective.

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It means if you're not in first place, you may as well come in third because second place is for losers.

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Now that's an interesting spin on it I hadn't thought of.

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