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Solving the glass half empty/full: 7/31/2020 22:36:56


Liechtensteiner 
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Is the glass half full or half empty? Here is an answer:

It depends on what was last done to it, if you last put more water in, it’s half full. If you last took water out, it’s half empty.
Solving the glass half empty/full: 7/31/2020 23:14:15

The Ludeqrist (المُتَأَذْوِقُ)
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You're correct regarding the context of which one needs to be said at a certain situation, but both are valid to say actually, although you're answer is more correct.

Edited 7/31/2020 23:18:25
Solving the glass half empty/full: 7/31/2020 23:42:47


OvertForeigner
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it's a way to see it but it's not half empty OR half full, it's more like half empty AND half full.

but what liech says can apply to what we notice first

Edited 7/31/2020 23:43:25
Solving the glass half empty/full: 7/31/2020 23:47:23

{N.W.} Hi
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It’s half
Solving the glass half empty/full: 7/31/2020 23:50:14


OvertForeigner
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^ what I said, in three words.
Solving the glass half empty/full: 8/2/2020 04:19:58

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Liech, what is it then when water pours out the glass at the same time as water pours into the glass?
(Edit: Clarified)

Edited 8/3/2020 04:28:09
Solving the glass half empty/full: 8/2/2020 05:06:36


Liechtensteiner 
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How would it do that? The cup would have to be tilted so the water falls out, therefore you couldn’t put more water in at the same time. If you hardly have to tilt the cup then it’s not half empty or half full.
Solving the glass half empty/full: 8/2/2020 10:13:10


OvertForeigner
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yeah but even if there's a hole in the cup, the water level cannot rise and fall at the same time...
Solving the glass half empty/full: 8/2/2020 13:56:11


Marcus Aurelius
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They both mean the same thing.
Half full or half empty, the cup is at half capacity.

It is like waking up in the morning and seeing that it is raining. Someone might say it's going to be a good day, someone else might say it's going to be a bad day.
Your answer reflects your outlook.


"It depends on what was last done to it". No, the situation is objective, your perspective is subjective.
Solving the glass half empty/full: 8/2/2020 16:27:44

The Ludeqrist (المُتَأَذْوِقُ)
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It is like waking up in the morning and seeing that it is raining. Someone might say it's going to be a good day, someone else might say it's going to be a bad day.
Your answer reflects your outlook.


The comparison is not exactly in its place. Liechtensteiner believes that the answer is found on what happened before so as to understand the present state of the glass. This is a nuanced way of looking at it, and it's more accurate, but I did say to him that both can be said actually, if one would not be specific in this.

The reason why your comparison is not in its place, is because your comparison is about judging the rain (at present) based on how one feels that the rain's effect will be (in the future). A farmer will see it as a good day, but a soccer-player who has a match will probably see it vice-versa.

With the glass, the state of it is already known (its past and present are already known). As for the rain, then one still has to see what will happen in the future to understand the state of affairs. Why would one judge the past and present of the glass with his feelings while the state of it is already known? As for the rain, then I can understand why one would judge the future with his feelings based on seeing the rain.

Edited 8/2/2020 16:35:39
Solving the glass half empty/full: 8/3/2020 18:20:05


OvertForeigner
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ludeqrist, you're talking as if it was one or the other, while it's both at the same time (half capacity).
Solving the glass half empty/full: 8/3/2020 19:45:55

The Ludeqrist (المُتَأَذْوِقُ)
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I know that the glass is both half empty and half full, but we're not talking about that. We're talking about the context.
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