Term for “constantly unsatisfied soul”
Is there a word for a person who is always after what he does not have and does not cherish what he has? If not, any idiom or phrase?
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No single word comes to mind (though I wouldn't be surprised if such a word does exist) but a certain well known proverb does:
The grass is always greener on the other side.
The Free Dictionary defines this as People always think they would be happier in a different set of circumstances. (Usually implies that the other circumstances really are not any better.)
A malcontent is such a person. Relevant excerpt from The Free Dictionary (formerly The Free Online Dictionary):
mal·con·tent (măl′kən-tĕnt′). [...] n. 1. A chronically dissatisfied person.