Is The Glass ½ Full Or ½ Empty?
This question has always been posed as an indicator for whether or not someone is an optimist or a pessimist.
Do you see the glass as ½ empty or ½ full?
Supposedly, the answer has ramifications on the outlook you have about life in general.
If you see the glass ½ empty you are considered pessimistic, ½ full, optimistic.
While the liquid in the glass may only take up ½ the space, there is an element that resides in the other ½; Air. This means that the glass is
completely full in a physical sense.
Can this be applied to the metaphysical sense, too?
Yes. I think it can.
A pessimist is defined as: a very negative person: somebody who always expects the worst to happen.
An optimist is defined as: somebody positive: somebody who tends to feel hopeful and positive about future outcomes.
I would be what you call a “cautious optimist”
; I allow for all possible outcomes while hoping for the best.
It does not matter which way I see the glass, it is always full.
Balance is the key to this equation; do not get too high or too low about possible outcomes. Until the resolution presents itself in real form there
are just too many variables that are not in our control.
Getting ahead of the outcome is counterproductive.
I would rather be prepared for a negative outcome than a positive one.
Here is the rub, just because something appears to be negative or positive doesn't mean the actual benefit or lack thereof will be readily
Many times we are focused on specific factors without being aware of the other “element”.
Often it is the other “element" that is more important.
For example, there are many ways to illustrate this point and the way I choose to do this would be up to me. How you decide to “see” is up to
We are connected by an unseen force of electromagnetic energy, an energy that is made up of unseen properties.
Positive, Negative and Neutral energy that each have their own benefit and need each other to exist; too much of either can be harmful, but a balance
achieved by all can be most beneficial.
The same can be applied to how the world we live in functions; not everything that happens can be viewed as having specifically positive or negative
benefits, they have both energies attached along with a neutral energy connecting them.
How we choose to react to individual situations and the consequences that arise from them are indicative of the very nature of our human condition
(negative) and our spiritual condition (positive) and the neutral connection that binds us together.
Collectively we will continue to be connected regardless of how we react individually, but if the reaction collectively is out of balance the
consequences will be manifested exponentially for all involved.
This is particularly important when it comes to matters of the human condition; if the imbalance that occurs is of a negative nature versus a positive
Still there is a lesson to be learned by the spiritual being in either instance.
edit on 21-11-2015 by soulpowertothendegree because: (no
edit on 21-11-2015 by soulpowertothendegree because: (no reason given)