Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Article from The Speaking Tree


Here's the Article which was published in  The Speaking Tree which triggered me to write "Glass half-full half-empty conundrum"


The debate on whether the glass is half-full or half-empty continues. The optimist says its half-full. The pessimist says it's half-empty.
The project manager says the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.The realist says the glass contains half the required amount of liquid for it to overflow. The cynic wonders who drank the other half. The consultant says let's examine the question and prepare a strategy.
The worrier frets that the remaining half will evaporate by next morning.  The fanatic thinks the glass is completely full, even though it isn't. The entrepreneur sees the glass as undervalued by half its potential. The personal coach reminds the drinker that he can always fill the glass when he wishes.
The adolescent student says the glass is just another dirty trick played by the teacher to prove that students are dumb. The research scientist says that following initial observation and testing a working hypothesis for further research is "the glass is both half full and half empty and that their findings warrant further investigation with a more representative sample of glasses and contents".
The customer service agent will agree with you that the glass is half-full/half-empty and they will do anything in their power to fill the glass up at no extra cost. However after a full investigation you will be informed that you mistakenly received a half-full/half-empty glass since you only paid for a quarter.
The psychiatrist would ask you, "Is half-empty/half-full glass that important? Lets set that particular issue aside for a few moments and talk about what's really bothering you". The sales person will convince you that even though the glass is half full/half empty, you are getting more than your money's worth compared to buying a full glass. 
The perfect housewife would not leave the glass sitting there long enough for anyone to consider the question, but wash it up, dry it and put it back in the cabinet in a jiffy. No half-full, no half-empty in her world.... just a full glass or an untidy one. The phobic says yuck, someone drank off it and left their germs on the glass. The radical thankful child of Jesus says, "the cup runneth over".
The Taoist sees that the glass is both empty and half full, that neither half could exist without the other , requiring a point of balance in order to maintain equilibrium in the universe and therefore are merely two mirror images of the same realistic concept. 
So, in the purity of absolute truth, the glass is neither half full or half empty. The glass simply IS...