When I am working to earn my daily bread the glass has to be half full. No one can stand working with a misery-guts for too long. Also a positive attitude can be infectious. It isn't always easy to see the upside of things and you really should fight for what needs fighting for.
With the attack on the Charlie Hebdo office in France I am really angry and upset that it happened. I can, however, be the glass half full about it because writers and artists in Australia and the USA have risen up in defense of the rights of people in their profession against Muslim terrorist/barbarians who in this instance have no rights one need respect. You don't like what someone has drawn or written, you take legal action. You do not shoot them down in the street. You shoot them down in the street you lose me for sure. You may have been in the right beforehand but what you have done has put you squarely and contemptibly in the wrong.
The glass half full is also about the magazine Charlie Hebdo. It went from a minor publication to world fame. The demand for it shot up. Instead of closing it down the killers actually made it more popular. So in your face you Muslim terrorist/barbarian bastards!
I remember being angry over The Satanic Verses. Fancy laying a death sentence on a novelist. Hey! That novelist was a minor player up until that happened. I bought The Satanic Verses for a friend for her birthday. She wanted to be in the fight against this outrage too. Again there were legal means to pursue for those who wanted the book banned but there had to be that death sentence It stirred people up and turned the book instantly into a best seller.
When teenage girls as young as eleven were being picked on by Muslim youth on an Australian beach in an Australian summer the locals rose up in anger at this outrage. This has been conveniently forgotten by TV station SBS. People nowadays get the impression that the Cronulla riot just happened. There were months of abuse that led up to it. Me? I continually fill in the beginning of the story and will continue to do so as long as SBS flogs their half-truths and lies.
To get by in this world I believe you really are better off with the glass half full. That way if you are a fighter for truth and justice, or wish to be, you can find allies. Better to have ideas and a way forward than look for a shoulder to cry on.