Is the glass half -full or half-empty: I’ve heard this expression countless times. I have read so many different idioms,which immediately brings a picture in my mind,what is it trying to tell me.This one however is slightly tricky.Here I instantly think of two individuals asking each other the question ,is it half- full or half-empty. Each one is trying to find out where they fit in this category.
I would like to say I’m an optimist, so to me it is half-full.I don’t go into the detail,why it is half-full. Is it because the city shut-off the water supply,only half of the glass could be filled or someone came and drank half of it.There are so many different ways of looking at it. To a pessimist it is half-empty, therefore he or she sees it as a premonition,they would believe something terrible is about to happen.
My Mom was always an optimist and she taught us to see things positively.She frequently told me it’s God’s will, whatever He does is for our benefit. We should not complain. He is taking a test,He wants to know our belief in Him. There were occasions when I only wanted half a glass of water,to me I view it as, I shouldn’t waste it if I only need part of it to quench my thirst.
My other relatives probably will question why the glass is not full. There are all kinds of examples of half-full and half-empty. What amuses me, it’s the same glass with the same quantity of water. A critic,an optimist and a pessimist will look at this same glass of water differently.This is the beauty of a human mind we all view things differently.