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Grasshopper, I see you're glass is half full.

I never understood who was supposed to be the optimist and who was the pessimist just based on the half full / half empty. Is the optimist the one who sees the glass as half full, because it is on it's way to being totally full or at least it isn't empty. Or is the one who see the glass as half full the pessimist because the glass is only half full instead of being more than half full?

The same thing holds true for half empty. Optimist: It least it isn't totally empty. Pessimist: It's half empty now, just wait until later...

Either statement can hold both optimism and pessimism, depending on where you're coming from and where you're going, and how you choose to view this point in time relative to others.

Who has looked at both statements optimistically, most of the time.
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