Is the glass really half full?

| July 11, 2013

 

Everybody knows the issue with the glass of water . The optimists say it is half full, because of the water it contains, while the pessimists argue that one should see that it’s half empty because the water is not enough and there is air filling up the cup. On the others side there is

-the cynic, who wonders who drank the other half of water;

-the consultant who says: let’s examine the question, then prepare a good strategy to give the best answer, while it will all cost…

-the entrepreneur that sees the glass of being of great potential, potential that is undervalued

-the Buddhist who says: do not worry, the glass is already broken

-the waiter will hurry to replace the glass with a full one. There are no doubts for the waiter, the glass was empty when he took it, and it’s full in the bill that he brings you

-the grammarian says that while the terms of “half-full” and “half-empty” are colloquially acceptable, the glass can technically be neither, since both “full” and “empty” are absolute states, and, therefore are incapable of being halved or modified in any way.

So, taking into account every possibility there is, the real question is the one that follows: What do you think and see? Is there by any chance, the same glass in the picture?

 

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