Half-Full? Half-Empty? Half-Capacity.

Are you someone who sees the glass as half-full or half-empty?

I typically tend to see things for how they are instead of  for how they could be…a realist, if you will. More often than not, that sort of thinking tends to get you lumped into the half-empty camp. That never seemed fair though. I am just as likely to have an optimistic outlook about something as I am to have a pessimistic outlook. It’s all about the individual situation and its unique set of circumstances. So when posed with this question now, I answer that the glass is not half-full or half-empty, the glass is at half-capacity.

On that note, I’d like to share with you an enlightening video from the RSA Animate series by the RSA.  In Smile or Die, acclaimed journalist, author and political activist Barbara Ehrenreich explores the darker side of positive thinking.

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