Is the glass half full or half empty?

Is the glass half full or half empty?

You've heard this clever yet trite quiz: "Is the glass half full or half empty?" Supposedly your answer says a lot about your outlook.

But I think answering before asking some questions says a lot more. 


I want to know two things before I answer that:
1. What was the starting point? The original state? Was it just empty then became half empty? Or did it start full and just became half full?

2. Secondly, what is desired here? Do we want the glass to be full or empty? Perhaps we wnat it empty in order to start over and fill it with something new. Perhaps we want it empty because that means we just drank out of it and are fulfilled. Perhaps we want it full because we are about to partake. Any answer could be correct depending on what you want. And even depending on what you don't want. 

 

So, let's say the glass was originally full and you were thirsty then... the glass is half empty because your goal is to get it empty and you're half way there... Now you have had something to drink!

  • 9 December 2019
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