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62 "Judged by a Glass of Water"
Judged by a Glass of Water
If you walk into a room and there is a glass sitting there with water at the halfway point and somebody asks you that age old question, “Is the glass half full or half empty?” what will you give for an answer? Now, remember, you are going to be judged on your answer. You will be considered a pessimist or an optimist. So, think about your answer.
This has always bothered me because I can’t see how anyone can be judged by water in a glass. I am just curious about how I would be judged with my reply. Maybe some of you psychology majors out there can give me an answer to that.
The first thing I would do when I look at the glass is say, “In order to answer that question I would have to ask a question. Was the glass full or was the glass empty in the first place?” It had to be at one of those two points to begin with. Then I could answer the question.
So, how would I be judged?
I also consider myself a romantic-realist. Where does that put me? Because in real life, those are contradictory to each other. Anyway, that's what I've been told.