It is so classic that as soon as it is mentioned everyone knows what you are talking about. Padmini brought to the Loose Blogger Consortium the “Glass Half Full.” And it always is used to demonstrate the different view of the same thing by those with an optimistic outlook on life compared to those who are pessimists.
Well, it has been used so much that it is becoming … predictable. So, let’s see if we can throw a monkey wrench into the works. Let’s add one more person to the mix, the rational, logical man. Let’s add the engineer!
Question: What do you see above?
Optimist: I see a glass half full of water.
Pessimist: I see a glass that is half empty.
Engineer: I see a glass twice the necessary size for the water available.
As Ramana showed in a post earlier this week, context and perspective is everything! Do you know anyone like our engineer? I’m already thinking of a couple.