For me I would say it varies. When I feel low, of course it seems half empty, when I’m feeling good maybe I’ll take a more optimistic view.
I think it depends what the topic is as well. If I am talking about myself, I am more likely to take a negative perspective whereas if it is about anyone else I will always try to find a way to spin it into a positive. That’s just what I do, I like to support people and help them look on the bright side but it’s hypocritical, because I never see my own mistakes/problems in a positive light.
But as I read the title of today’s Daily Prompt, I was reminded of something someone once said, or maybe I read it… Either way, it’s quite a nice way to look at it I think.
The glass is always technically full, even if it’s empty it has air in it so it is actually full (of air). This explanation could just be someone being pedantic which could be quite irritating, or it could be used as more of a metaphor (like the original “is the glass full or empty” scenario.) Maybe we should remember that no matter how bad things look, or how much we feel like the glass is half empty, there is always something good, even if it’s hard to see (like air).
What do you think?
Feeling all philosophical now! Have a good Sunday everyone 🙂