the glass - half full or half empty?

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Different points of view on the famous subject""Is the glass half full or half empty"


  • 1. Points of View on the Glass
    Half full?
    Half Empty?
    Or something else??
  • 2.
    The glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
  • 4. The cynic... wonders who drank the other half.
  • 5. it's not about whether the glass is half empty or half full, it's whether
    there is something in the glass at all.
  • 6. The professional trainer doesnt care, he just knows that starting the discussion will give him 10 minutes to figure out why his powerpoint presentation isnt working.
  • 7. The ground-down mother of a persistently demanding five-year-old says..
    sweetheart it's whatever you want it to be, just please let mummy have 5 minutes peace & quiet.
  • 8. let's examine the question, prepare a strategy for an answer, and all for a daily rate of...
  • 9. The Worrier
    The remaining half will evaporate by next morning.
  • 10. The magician will show you the glass with the full half at the top.
  • 11. The waiter will hurry to replace the
    glass with a full one.
    For him there are no doubts: the glass was empty when he took it away; it is full in the bill that he brings you.
  • 12. The entrepreneur sees the glass as undervalued by half its potential.
  • 13. "Is the half-empty/half-full glass really that important? I mean... really? Think about it. If fact, let's not. Let's set that particular issue aside for a few moments and talk about what's really bothering you.."
    The psychiatrist
  • 14. The musician says he is unimpressed with the promoter of the concert for not providing more alcohol.
  • 15. The computer specialist says that
    next year the glass capacity will double, be half the price, but cost you 50% more for me to give you the answer.
  • 16. The physician says that the glass is not empty at all - it is half-filled with water and half-filled with air - hence, fully filled on the whole!
  • 17. The ineffective organization would discuss the question during the board of directors meeting, convene a committee to research the problem, and assign tasks for a root cause analysis, usually without a complete explanation of the problem to those assigned the tasks.
    The directors would consider the problem to be above the pay grade of those assigned root cause analysis tasks.
  • 18. The algebraic simultaneous equation theorist says that if the glass is equally half full and half empty, then..
    half full(b) = half empty(a);
    therefore x b = x a;
    therefore (by multiplying both sides of the equation by 2) we show that b = a;
    i.e. Full equals Empty!
  • 19. The 'perfect' 1950s housewife would not leave the glass sitting there long enough for anyone to consider the question, but would scoop it up, wash it up, dry it to a gleaming shine and put it back in the glass cabinet in a jiffy. No half-full or half-empty in her world... just a full glass or an untidy one.
  • 20. The same glass..
    The same amount of water
    Different views
    None of these are right;
    none of these are wrong
    They are just different !!