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Old 08-15-2012   #41
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I've made it my principle in life to always keep my glass full.
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Old 08-15-2012   #42
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Never mind, I just drank it.

In reality I'm more of a pessimist or realist. When there is something presented as a "new shiny project" then I can immediately list a number of potential problems.

Sod the optimists, in the end the pessimist is always right.
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Old 08-15-2012   #43
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Voted half full, although I'm more the type that simply uses small glasses, that way simple things can make me happy.
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Old 08-15-2012   #44
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Half empty per chance?
Nope. You just don't get it. First, half empty and half full mean THE EXACT SAME THING.

Second, an intelligent person looks at the world with an appreciation for the fact that, no matter what silly fantasies the weak-minded (90% of humanity) deceive themselves with, there is such a thing as absolute reality. A realist is neither universally pessimistic or universally optimistic.

The fact is, that every situation needs to be evaluated on its own merits. Sometime you will find cause for optimism, sometimes for pessimism.

One of the biggest problems with American society today is the denial of negative truths. People here would rather cut off their own feet than face the fact that things can go terribly wrong if we allow it to happen. Refusing to face that fact, and living in an enforced alternate reality of constant optimism allows others to manipulate and control you.

A regime of constant pessimism, where expressing optimistic ideas is condemned, would be just as bad for the same reasons.
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Old 08-15-2012   #45
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Having worked 44 years in a hospital and seen what fate deals out to people I know for sure my glass is half full.
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Old 08-15-2012   #46
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. . . half empty and half full mean THE EXACT SAME THING.. .
Disputable. See post 6 (PB908):

- if I pour water halfway to an empty glass, then I think it is half full
- then if I drink water halfway from full glass of water, then think it is half empty


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Well if it was you that only half filled the glass then I'd think you were a mean host. On the other hand, if I'd just drunk half the glass I'd be starting to look where the refill was coming from.
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Old 08-15-2012   #48
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The glass is always half full with water.
Why, do you realize that 70 percent of you is water? And as human beings, you and I need fresh, pure water to replenish our precious bodily fluids.
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Old 08-15-2012   #49
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The correct RFF answer is:

You buy the glass half full from ebay or in the classifieds. When USPS delivers, the glass is half empty
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The correct RFF answer is:

You buy the glass half full from ebay or in the classifieds. When USPS delivers, the glass is half empty
one needs to manage ones expectations...
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Old 08-15-2012   #51
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I've had a full glass and I've had an empty one...I can live with somewhere in the middle...
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Old 08-15-2012   #52
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I'm an engineer, so the glass is overdimensioned.
I'm an animator, so it depends on the next tween.
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Old 08-15-2012   #53
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Having worked 44 years in a hospital and seen what fate deals out to people I know for sure my glass is half full.
Amen to that.
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Old 08-15-2012   #54
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it is 100 % full to me.
just 50% liquid and 50% air.
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Old 08-15-2012   #55
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but i did vote - 50% full.
happy most of the time.
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Old 08-15-2012   #56
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it is 100 % full to me.
just 50% liquid and 50% air.
OK, you win.
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Old 08-15-2012   #57
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1/2 empty but I'm trying to change!
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Old 08-16-2012   #58
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I'm certainly a half empty person, but I'm trying to change that a bit.
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so, are you an optomist or a pessimist?
a glass half full or half empty sort of person...
great photography question and like all photography questions the answer begins with 'It depends'.
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Old 08-16-2012   #60
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I thrive on optimism. Life is good.
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Old 08-16-2012   #61
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Being a realist is difficult sometimes. If people agree with you, then you are an optimist. If people don't agree, then you are pessimist. In general, though, who cares what they think... few people are purely one or the other.
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Old 08-16-2012   #62
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Old 08-16-2012   #63
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who needs a glass for water? drink straight from the faucet ...
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Old 08-16-2012   #64
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I'm often thirsty...looking for half full glasses and emptying them :-)
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I've got far more important things to worry about than philosophising over whether a glass is half full or half empty. A half is a half is a half whichever way you look at it unless your thinking is distorted.
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And then the story about the optimist and pessimist twins
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And then the story about the optimist and pessimist twins

It's a bit long... so how about just the punch line...

Scene: Christmas morning and the two twins go into separate rooms to see what Santa brought to each of them....

The parents went to check on the little optimist and his gifts. They walked into a room with a large pile of Horse Dung piled in the middle. The little optimist was buried up to his waist throwing dung all around. He exclaimed, full of glee......

"You can't fool mee.......I know there's a pony in here somewhere!!!"
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It's a bit long... so how about just the punch line...

Scene: Christmas morning and the two twins go into separate rooms to see what Santa brought to each of them....

The parents went to check on the little optimist and his gifts. They walked into a room with a large pile of Horse Dung piled in the middle. The little optimist was buried up to his waist throwing dung all around. He exclaimed, full of glee......

"You can't fool mee.......I know there's a pony in here somewhere!!!"
You've left me wanting to know what happened to the other twin.
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Not nearly as interesting....
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Not nearly as interesting....

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You've left me wanting to know what happened to the other twin.
They found him sitting in a roomful of all the most wonderful toys and electronics....

Complaining loudly and endlessly about how disappointed he was, and how the toys would just break and so on....

Pretty mild preparation for the results of the little optimist???
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Old 08-16-2012   #69
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Half full definitely. I would rather get on exposing film than moan that it will disappear if we don't use more.
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Q: Is a 36-exposure roll of film with 18 exposures made, half-full or half-empty?

A: One quarter full... They were all double-exposures
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