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How's Your Glass?

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Glasses Half-Full, or Half-Empty?

There are at least two kinds of people in the world.

The first kind is convinced the glass is half full, and insistent on enforcing derision on all those that won't salute his/her flag of -fullness. I like to refer to these people as -- the completely full of it group.

The second kind of person, realizes that there are a myriad of distinctions that can be made about issues, and people, and that the half full vs. half empty distinction is about as useful as all the rest of the brain-dead adages used by those who are trying to railroad some lame-a$$ idea on the American public. I like to refer to these people as _folks_.

But ... that's just me ... or is it?

A positive mental attitude is quite helpful for success, health, and happiness. But, I must choose, the places for positive outlook or critical thinking in my life.

What about you?

Lee emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KAREN-IS-HERE 6/12/2014 9:56AM


I was just going to say to Boppy (Lee) emoticon
you said it all perfectly right there

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MSLZZY 6/12/2014 6:44AM

    A positive attitude can make the day. I try to be as optimistic as possible so my glass is half full. Excellent food for thought.
Am I full of it? Not a chance.

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MAVERICKDR 6/11/2014 2:31PM

    I am your enthusiastic, generally supportive positive person who is not convinced the polar opposite of attitude is negative. I realize that sometimes I can be positive and wrong (e.g. out of touch with reality), and I can be negative and be right (e.g. nope, I'm not going to do it cuz it's bad for me).

I need to discern positive and negative for myself. My mission does not include winning people over to my way of thinking.

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LADYRH 6/11/2014 6:02AM

    I must be a full of it person as I am a glad 1/2 full person

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NELLIEH1 6/11/2014 4:09AM

    positive and critical/analytical...speaking truth in love emoticon emoticon

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SWAN47 6/11/2014 2:41AM

    Enjoyed reading everyone's opinions. My glass is usually full and I love, water and sometimes a diet soda.

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1SALMON1 6/11/2014 12:38AM

    The answer to the question "Is the glass half empty or is it half full" is - Yes! I think I fall in the "folks" category according to your blog. I am most certainly not an optimist. Stuff happens, sometimes it benefits and sometimes it harms; sometimes it's neutral. My objective is to live a sane and (if I'm lucky) happy life in the midst of uncertainty. I agree with STRONGERLEANER - Realists Rock! (so do analysts!)

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STRONGERLEANER 6/10/2014 11:35PM

    For me, I think the analogy is outdated too simple to really speak of a person's focus or outlook.

I was once an optimist. My husband says I'm a pessimist. HOWEVER, I think I'm more of a realist.

I'm too analytical. I want to ponder: Who does the glass belong to, what's in it, did someone intentionally fill it only half way, did someone drink part of it, how long has the glass been sitting, is there more of whatever the glass contains readily available, is there only one glass?...etc.

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DEBBYFROMMT 6/10/2014 10:14PM

    I have always been an optimist. The kids think I'm crazy when I say "it could always be worse", worse than what? But it could! It could be raining!

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    My glass is completely full so I would assume that I'm in the full of it group. I've had a really rough life but I choose to be positive rather than depressed. I don't care if others choose to have their own pity parties though as long as I'm not forced to attend. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 6/10/2014 8:55PM

    I agree that life is full of it's ups and downs. It is difficult for me in those times to se the glass as 1/2 full sometimes and that's all right!!! WE'RE HUMAN. Doesn't mean I'm going to hunker down and wallow in the vat of self-pity. But does mean I'll give myself some ME time to feel however I wanna feel!

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GEORGE815 6/10/2014 5:10PM

    A personal positive attitude is tested in everyday life. Some people can't leave well enough alone.

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