Is the glass half empty or half full? It’s a common expression that people use to gauge if a person may be an optimist or a pessimist. I don’t believe that this is the best way to determine a person’s general disposition or outlook on life. In fact, I think one would be foolish to use the response to this question as a true means for understanding people’s perceptions of events.
I think that the glass is neither half full nor half empty. The glass is 100% full: half with water and half with air. My perception of the glass stems from the scientist in me. I’ve learned to try and see what’s not there, but it doesn’t always happen. Check out this video, Awareness Test, to see what I mean.
Do we only see what we’re looking for?
Are our thought processes so clouded by our prior experiences and frames of reference that we have tunnel vision when we view the world and its events?
What do you think?