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# Is The Glass ½ Full Or ½ Empty?

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posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 09:32 PM

We've discussed this age old question often..coming up with this: the glass...presently performing it's main function...ie: to contain some liquid...it is both: half full and/or half empty.

Either way? The glass is 1st of all...after initially filled: now one half full from it's original state...being now only one half remaining inside, it is as well, both: now 1/2 empty...and therefore equally...now-half full (remaining content at 1/2 of it's original quantity.)

In either observation? One has one 1/2 a glass of content.

posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 09:35 PM

originally posted by: rukia
The glass is an illusion because solid matter doesn't really exist

You beat me to it. Yes There is no glass.

posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 09:42 PM
How can so many people not see the obvious. The glass is just to damn big!

posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 10:07 PM
As a couple of members have pointed out, the glass is exactly twice the size it needs to be to hold the volume of liquid which has been poured into it.

posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 10:10 PM
It is half full if you fill it half full of water.

It is half empty if you dump half the water out of it.

You're welcome.

posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 10:15 PM
Both.

Those two propositions are not mutually exclusive.

posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 10:18 PM
It is not the glass that is half-full or half-empty. It is you.

posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 10:20 PM

As a couple of members have pointed out, the glass is exactly twice the size it needs to be to hold the volume of liquid which has been poured into it.

Who said they were done pouring?

-or-

Maybe the glass is perfectly designed to expect an unexpected increase of liquid?

posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 10:36 PM

The glass is too big.

edit on 21-11-2015 by DBCowboy because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 10:38 PM
The glass is half empty. More room for rum.

posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 10:40 PM
Either way I don't think it matters much. If the creek or well is running near dry and I only have a half a glass left, I'm not gonna be too happy or encouraged until it rains again.

So it depends on the reserves you have as to whether or not you have a positive outlook.
I guess the optimist will keep saying the rains will come with peace and a smile on their face?

posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 10:45 PM
half empty of fluid and half full of air

a pessimist is an informed optimist

posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 10:48 PM
It's both...

But at the same time it is preference.

But, literally, it is both. It is half full, and half empty.

If something is half full, then there is empty space, meaning some portion of it is empty.

Edit:

If you want to fill it up with air, instead of liquid, then it's once again half full and half empty.
edit on 21-11-2015 by Kuroodo because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 10:53 PM

it is relative to the state the glass initially began in, the time frame the question is pertaining to, and what you are asking it is full of
if the glass began full
it is half empty
if the glass began empty
then it is half full

the question as it stands does not provide enough information to deduce a proper answer
edit on 21-11-2015 by fartlordsupreme because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 11:18 PM
If you're in the process of emptying it, it's half empty. If you're in the process of filling it, it's half full.

posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 11:38 PM

originally posted by: trollz
If you're in the process of emptying it, it's half empty. If you're in the process of filling it, it's half full.

Then what about the other half of EMPTY space when filling?
edit on 21-11-2015 by Kuroodo because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 11:47 PM

It depends on how dark a place we are in. In total darkness the glass is empty, unless we are motivated to feel for it. In which case, we may discover it empty or full..

but the darkness always creates the illusion of it being empty, until we change ourselves to discover the truth.
edit on 21-11-2015 by laminatedsoul because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 11:47 PM

originally posted by: trollz
If you're in the process of emptying it, it's half empty. If you're in the process of filling it, it's half full.

Hahaha cannot argue this logic at all !!

GG

lol

posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 01:16 AM
Depends on the state of the glass before reaching the halfway state.

If the glass was empty then filled halfway it is half full.

If the glass was full and emptied half way it is half empty.

Guess that makes me a literalist.

edit on 11/22/2015 by Puppylove because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 01:38 AM

Perhaps it is still being poured...

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