Half Glass Empty or Half Glass Full?

Philippines
March 14, 2007 7:52pm CST
I normally get up in the morning and try to start my day right as much as possible. I've been having troubles on how my career would go about and how my future will turn out. Somebody told me, "Just look at a half-filled glass of water. You either see it as half-empty or half-full. It's your choice." Now, I look at it half-full and will make it full until I reach my goals, no matter what they are. What about you guys? Do you always see your glass half-empty or half-full?
4 responses
@AKRao24 (4248)
• India
15 Mar 07
It is always half full to me! This is the positive way of taking your life! It is the opmitimistic way of living life! We must be really be happy with what we are having with us first, then only we can proceed further to have what we are not having with us! This helps one in self assessing every time and in this process of self assessment we come out with the stronger points of our life which otherwise normally we tend to ignore them! To see how ou glass is full we see many positive sides of our life which not only keep our mood elevated to attempt any next target, but it also helps in reducing the day today stress and keeps the diseases away from us,because by doing so we are unknowingly keeping our body hormones under control! We must be really happy wity what we are blessed with us by the Almighty! There are so many people in this world who are either born with very bad physical deformities or mental deformities. There are many people in this world who have met with an accident and have incurred a irrepairable loss which have rendered them to become physically or mentally unsound! There are incidents where people have lost their complete near and dear in some mishap...so if I tart giving examples like this there won't be end to it! So by looking at these people we should always feel happy that we are better placed than them. The things what we are having today could have been worst than what they are today! My nephew is appearing for his tenth standard Board examinations nowa days and we call him every morning to wish him best of luck! Today in the morning my sister was telling me that my nephew was bit worried as he feels that he couldn't revise the lessons properly1 So I talked with him and said to him that not to think about the topics which he feels that he couldn't revise properly, instaed I told him to think about the topics in which he is confident! while discussing for a few minutes on phone I made him realise that he knows almost everything of his syllabus and the part what he was thinking that he couldn't prepared properly was too less compared to the part which he got himself prepared thoroughly! Then in the evening immidiately after his exxamination I received a call from him and he said that he answered his exams very well ! I think, this he could do , because he was positive and optimistic about his examination and his confidence, intigrity, self belief and faith in himself has helped to attain his goal. Here I think that he has visualised the half glass as half filled one, and definitely not as half empty one! Thanks dear friend this was a good topic of discussion and todays youngsters will learn something out of it to help themselves to have harmony and balance in their so stressful life of today! All the best to them and also to your good self!
• Philippines
15 Mar 07
That's a nice story. Glad you shared it here. May this serve as an inspiration to others as well. :)
• United States
15 Mar 07
Neither, I actually look at my glass as empty. Why? not because negative but because I see to it that everyday I try to fill up my glass with new experiences, new knowledge, new acquaintances, new learnings.
• Philippines
15 Mar 07
That's a good perspective. Even as if you see it as half-empty, you'll still fill it up with things to learn.
• Philippines
15 Mar 07
I always believe that hope brings endurance and never disappoints. I would always think its half full. God bless.
• United States
15 Mar 07
my thoughts always were..I don't see it as half empty or full..to me, there is no glass..its just an attitude I heard since I first heard that saying and thought about its meaning..