I See the Cup As Half Full

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 192 People

    It Must Be The Optimist In Me

    The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true - James Branch Cabell
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    Jan 7, 2013

    Half Thats the Poinr

    Half full or half empty it still just half can we agree its not full yet?
    tulick tulick
    31-35, F
    10 Responses Jun 13, 2008

    THE Cup Is Always Less Than Full For Some

    Can't deny the powers of observation or physics.  It is always half full - no doubt about it! However, I can illustrate that to the minds of some, it is not close to full. Story: Built the better half a feral cat house which took about 20 hours to do (it was 4'x6') and 7...
    definnbaker definnbaker
    Aug 17, 2009

    There is already enough negativity in the world.

    Just have fun and keep the glass full.
    Feelfree77 Feelfree77
    46-50, M
    Nov 4, 2014

    Actually Completely Full...

    Not only is the glass 1/2 full of water but is also 1/2 full of air! Just like that my life is FULL! I love it. *BRILLIANT SMILE*
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 8, 2009

    My Drink's Been Half-swindled!

    Yeah, I do the cup as half-freakin'-full.  It wasn't like this before, either.  Who siphoned my bloody drink!!  Goldilocks?
    UnderEli UnderEli
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 7, 2010

    I Never Want to Be That Miserable Person...

    My personality has always shown that quality of being extremely optimistic, even thinking back when I was a child. Don’t get me wrong, I am a realist but I always seem to have an extra ounce of hope stashed away somewhere and I prefer to have it that way. I see too many...
    acidite acidite
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 5, 2009

    Ah, the Cup Question Rears Its Ugly Head.

    the cup question: do you see the glass as half-full, or half-empty? my answer is always: it depends on what's in it. if it's something i like, like chocolate milk, then the glass is half-empty, because unfortunately it's not full. i wish it was full, because i like the...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Dec 10, 2007

    The Question

    I like to use the question, is the glass half full or half empty to figure out what mood someone's in. It really does work. If they say half full after thinking about it, they're hiding their emotions. If they say it's half full quite quickly they're cheerful and sure of it. Say...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Dec 9, 2007

    Sort Of. ...

    Sort of. Its a cup with hols that spring up and disappear just as quick, making the water level vary.
    Soldier9 Soldier9
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 28, 2008

    Half Full

    I see the cup as half full. That's what I would say if I was asked! I never ever heard anyone say half empty.
    aquarius3 aquarius3
    Dec 8, 2011

    There Is Always a Way...

    There is always a way to improve a situation...  (Though sometimes even I wonder...) Under, over, around or through... and the sun will always come up tomorrow; even if the clouds are in the way...  I still know it's there...
    FriendofPromise FriendofPromise
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Mar 26, 2009

    Because The Cup Is Always Half Full

    My parents taught me to look for positive in every situation. At first I though they were crazy. I mean, what good is there in a bad situation? But I got so good at it that many times I don't know which outcome to wish for, because in any case there'll be much more positive than...
    SunnySmile SunnySmile
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 29, 2010


    I see the cup and think "Waterfight!!!!" :)
    SisBoomBah SisBoomBah
    26-30, F
    Dec 10, 2007


    Rather than savouring each sip of the glass, when i realise it is half full, I will be lamenting how close I am to running out.  I will therefore only enjoy only half the cup as opposed to the whole cup.  "It does not matter the days in your life but the life...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Dec 2, 2008


    I'm usually a "glass half-empty" sort of person. But lately, I've been on a "glass-half-full" kind of feeling. I'm not sure why. But, it's kind of nice... seeing things from the other side for once! I just hope I don't annoy my friends with this new...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 6, 2008

    The Cup

    The cup,As I see it,Half full,Not empty,It's more positive,If we all,Thought like this,This world,Would be a better place.
    mrraincoat mrraincoat
    May 23, 2012

    Why Only Half Full?

    if it's not completely full, i'll fill it up :)
    EntrepGuy EntrepGuy
    22-25, M
    6 Responses Dec 10, 2007

    What If??

    the cup is full but whats in it taste like ****?
    jeann jeann
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 8, 2008

    Not Really Optimistic..

    But I just think it's impossible that something is half-empty.. I mean if there is nothing than there can't be something when you take the half of it.. half-empty: half-nothing in my opinion, and therefore impossible
    deleted deleted
    Dec 9, 2007


    Yes some of my stories are dark and depressing but deep down inside I still believe that my cup is half full instead of half empty.  I believe that it can only get better and not worse if I keep thinking positive and smile and make an effort to keep trying. And I know...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings
    3 Responses Apr 22, 2009

    Although, Strictly Speaking...

    it's all full.  Nothing is empty, nothing is a vacuum.  At least, not here on planet Earth.  My daughter the science nerd pointed this out the other morning to all of us at breakfast.It was one of her interesting fun facts.  She is quite the font of knowledge.  And she loves...
    milkynips milkynips
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Dec 31, 2011

    Yep. ...

    Yep. I try to see the silver lining in every possible situation. I guess that is the optimist/idealist part of me. My family is the complete opposite. They look for the bad in everything. I hate it. They tend to get a little annoyed when I can find something positive in...
    SecretBeliever SecretBeliever
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 28, 2008
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