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September 21, 2009 - 9:59am

Today's Poll: Is the glass half-empty or half-full?

posted by Howard B. Owens in polls.
Ronald Burroughs
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Depends on if you are adding to or taking away
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Nice answer Ron So I ponder a bit and came up with more food for the brain. lets say in the spring the pool has half the water needed> So the It would be "half full" and later In the fall when the pool gets drained to half way again,It may be half empty>But then again It's half full for the next year. I would maybe conclude. "think positive" Which could be 1/2 full or 1/2 empty depending on the situation. I voted half full BTW
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i consider my self a realist and the question really doesnt matter if the volume of the glass is 16 oz. its 8 oz. if the vol is 12 its 6 oz. i could go on all day im great with math. my point is i try to be as realistic as i can, i believe by getting your hopes up you can set yourself up for disappointment and to be to pessimistic can turn you cynical and cold. for me and this is just my opinion and works for me just to have realistic expectations and views is as real as one can be.
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As we were told Saturday morning, "I worked hard to get to the middle and, damn it, I'm going to stay there!".
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"My cup runnith over"
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Half empty or half full? An engineer or product designer might ask: is the glass the right size? If the liquid available or the required amount for the task at hand is only 12oz.,you would need a vessel only some what larger than the 12 oz. allowing a little air space at the top, so that the fluid contained is not spilled with normal, typical or routine handling. Interestingly, if a glass was designed to hold a standard 12oz beverage (a can of beer for instance), socially it would be considered "full" if it held the 12oz, even though it might be able to hold several more ounces if you were to fill it to the brim, in this case slosh space. Some consideration for who might be doing the handling and the environment in which it is used are some other factors for proper sizing. To use a glass any larger than to suit the task at hand, while might be fashionable, stylish or an economic necessity, would be wasteful and an inefficient use of resources, leading to all sorts of conjecture and speculation as to whether a glass is half empty or half full.
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I am voting with Mr. Spencer on this. I have faced a few of my own obstacles lately but feel in the end that I have been given many "gifts" too. They are not the type of gift that requires financial backing either. Mine are simple ones that make the world very bright for me. The sound of my children singing happy birthday to me over the phonethe other day was great. It did however let the cat out of the bag while I was surrounded by my peers at work. Oooooppppss. A smile on my face as I go to work. (Leaving it too) Meeting new friends and finding old ones. Having a fantastic support system is a blessing too. The color of the fall leaves always makes me smile. I love the splendor of it all. Just yesterday my kids and I enjoyed an adventure of walking through our neighbors corn field. We of course carefully walked around that Virginia Creeper Jim. Thanks Howard for sage advice several weeks ago. It does make the days less grumpy if you know what I mean. My glass is very full but there is always joy waiting in the wings to top it off.
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Lori, nice to know there's no rear view mirror.
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