See the glass completely full
You think it is better to always focus on the positive side of things and to avoid the negative side?
In this case, this glass is for you!
The well-known question, which we all asked ourselves at least once, is the following:
Is the glass half-full or half-empty?
On one hand, if you answer this question with “half-full”, you probably belong to this category of people usually referred to as optimistic: you have a tendency to focus on positive things or to look on the bright side of life.
On the other hand, if your answer to the question is “half-empty”, well, the odds are high that you are a pessimist: you have a tendency to focus on the negative or to take a gloomy view of things.
However, I believe there is a third answer to this question, and this answer is not considered often enough. Even if, generally speaking, life is a little easier and more enjoyable for optimists, there is surely one thing that both optimists and pessimists do not see: the glass is completely full, half of water and half of air!
Life is a little bit like this glass of water: it is made up of good times (water) and bad times (air). Good times bring us happiness, bad times bring us experience, but both are necessary to our self-fulfillment.
As a consequence, always focusing on either positive or negative aspects of a situation can prevent us from seeing the big picture and learning everything there is to learn from it.