# Most difficult question known to man

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## The glass is:

37 vote(s)
71.2%
2. ### Half Empty

15 vote(s)
28.8%
By God Of Mana ยท 97 replies
Aug 28, 2007
1. A glass has 1/2 it max amount of contents,
Is the the glass:
Half full
OR
Half Empty?

2. ### CrustyOldGeezerTS RookiePosts: 24

Wouldn't the answer depend on the contents of the glass?

If it has a yucky medicine, and you're trying to get a 2 year old to drink it, from your point of view it's half empty, but from the kids point of view it's still half full.

3. ### ravisunny2TS AmbassadorPosts: 1,986   +12

If you like the stuff, it's half empty.

If you don't, it's half full.

i.e. agree with CrustOldGeezer.

4. ### SNGX1275TS Forces SpecialPosts: 10,729   +409

Twice as big as it needs to be.

5. ### MetalXTechSpot ChancellorPosts: 1,388

The glass is neither half full nor half empty. It is merely holding 1/2 of it's maximum capacity, as God of Mana said. The rest is perception.

6. ### howard_hopkinsoTS RookiePosts: 24,177   +19

If the glass was full to begin with, then it`s half empty.

If on the other hand, it was only filled to half way, then it`s only half full.

In any case, who really cares

Regards Howard

7. ### Po`GirlTS RookiePosts: 595

If it`s your glass,it`s half full.

If it`s my glass,it`s half empty.

8. ### ravisunny2TS AmbassadorPosts: 1,986   +12

Beautiful answers, all of you!!

9. ### kitty500catTS EvangelistPosts: 2,154   +6

I'd say it's both at the same time. I'm neutral.

10. ### sbgsusTS RookiePosts: 30

isn't it meant to be that

if you say the glass is half full you're more of a positive person..

and if you say its half empty... you're more negative...

or am i getting confused with something else?

i would actually say half empty... but im a positive person so its all lies.

11. ### twiteTechSpot PaladinPosts: 937

It depends on if the glass is half full..or half empty

12. ### God Of ManaTechSpot PaladinTopic StarterPosts: 493

I said that it contained its max capacity as not to make any kind of effect on your polled choice.
Its up to you if it is half full or half empty, it depends on what you see a 1/2 cup of liquid as being.

You should have read the first post.

13. ### hamas123TS ManiacPosts: 482

Personally if i was given i was given a cup of water that was half empty i'll think of the empty bit,not because i've a negative person or wanted more,it's just what i think and i think ravisunny2 is right,if you like the stuff it's half empty,and if you hate the content its half full.

NOTE:i'm 99% a positive person.

14. ### sbgsusTS RookiePosts: 30

I prefer that theory actually...

come to mention it I usually describe a drink I like as half empty... because its less of a good thing...

and something I dislike as half full, because its more of a bad thing...

15. ### AlbertLionheartTechSpot ChancellorPosts: 2,026

The important point to the remember as it colours everyone's thinking is that we are talking about a glass. A glass implies a drink, a drink implies happy happy joy joy. There is still half left so empty it.

16. ### God Of ManaTechSpot PaladinTopic StarterPosts: 493

Uh ha

And that is what you call pessimistic and optimistic. The Glass being half full or half empty depends on which YOU are.

17. ### hamas123TS ManiacPosts: 482

Actually,now i think about it,if i am given a glass of something i dont think of the full or empty parts,i just drink.

18. ### curiousaboutTS Rookie

Generally speaking, the "half full/empty glass" question refers to a glass of something good. Considering that, a positive person would see the glass as half full since he or she would be focused on the good part of the situation. The negative response would be half empty- defining the situation by what is bad about it.

I'm firmly in the half-full camp

19. ### TimeParadoXTS RookiePosts: 2,273

It's Half-empty, because if it was half-full then it would be 1/2 full but if it's half-empty you could have added only a little bit of what ever the contents is, then it'll be like 1/4 empty or 1/6 empty or what ever

20. ### God Of ManaTechSpot PaladinTopic StarterPosts: 493

Good,time paradox. But just remember, dont choose a option just becuse you saw others choosing it, choose on your own. I never thought this thread would actually be answered...lol

21. ### TimeParadoXTS RookiePosts: 2,273

I did answer my own opinion, if you ever read my post you'll notice I hardly read what others say and just post right away

22. ### curiousaboutTS Rookie

Or... 3/4 full, or 5/6 full.

23. ### TimeParadoXTS RookiePosts: 2,273

No then that'll be more then half-full or half-empty

24. ### ChrisLamTS RookiePosts: 82

The way I see it is:

full = 1
empty = 0

1/2 full = 1/2
1/2empty = 0/2

Since 1/2 is the maximum capacity of the glass, the glass is half full.

25. ### curiousaboutTS Rookie

? I didn't change the equation, TimeParadoX, you did!

But anyway. Where is this glass? Now I need a drink...

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