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Half a glass is, just half a glass…

Recently, a colleague of mine accused me of being a pessimist. This to me is nothing new because basically, I am. However I proceeded to reply with my standard quip of, “I’m not a pessimist, I’m a realist.” So in reply he asked me if I was a “glass half full”, or a “glass half empty” person. Now this whole half full half empty stuff annoys me so I turned smart ass on him and replied “It’s half a glass. It doesn’t matter if it’s half full or half empty. Statement of fact is it’s just half a glass”. So this got me to thinking, why should it matter if it is half full or half empty? The only point at which this could even come into the thinking about said glass, is if you look at it from a reflective point of view. Did you already consume half the glass and have yet another half to look forward to consuming? Or did you only receive half a glass and are miffed that you didn’t receive a full glass? If you look at it from this light, doesn’t that mean that a half empty glass (of which you have already consumed half) is better to have than a half full glass that some bugger was too cheap to fill up all the way?

However, if you want to live in the here and now and not the then and there, “Half a glass is, just half a glass.” Enjoy it, savor it, you have it here and now…

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