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Is The Cup Half Empty Or Half Full? - NZ by AndreaEL
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Is the glass half empty or half full? is a common expression, used rhetorically to indicate that a particular situation could be a cause for optimism (half full) or pessimism (half empty); or as a general litmus test to simply determine if an individual is an optimist or a pessimist. The purpose of the question is to demonstrate that the situation may be seen in different ways depending on one’s point of view and that there may be opportunity in the situation as well as trouble.
This idiom is used to explain how people perceive events and objects. Perception is unique to every individual and is simply one’s interpretation of reality. The phrase “Is the glass half empty or half full” can be referred to as a philosophical question.

The cookies are gone, I am guessing that the coffee break is over. I like the colours and design on this cup, it blends in well with the background.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ25 Feb. 2011 Southland New Zealand
Featured 18th March 2011

Is The Cup Half Empty Or Half Full?


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My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • Olitto
    Olittoalmost 4 years ago

    Half full or half empty….theres always more!
    Well written and a great shot, Andrea.

  • Olitto, thank you for your lovely kind comment always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • hootonles
    hootonlesalmost 4 years ago

    Mine is always half full and more :O)
    I do love the vivid colour on the mug.
    Great capture too Andrea :O)

  • Les, thank you for your lovely kind comment always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • lynn carter
    lynn carteralmost 4 years ago

    l,ll say half full, great idea for a picture

  • Lynn, thank you for your lovely kind comment always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • joycee
    joyceealmost 4 years ago

    Great shot Andrea. Half full is always the way to go!

  • Joyce, thank you for your lovely kind comment always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Conoro
    Conoroalmost 4 years ago

    All very true Andrea and it’s something worth thinking about because circumstances are never the same all the time. I like your imagery and I think that is a stunning coffee mug :-)

  • Constance, thank you for your lovely kind comment always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you Deborah

    – AndreaEL

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksalmost 4 years ago
    Lovely still life Andrea – If it was a glass of wine my wife would say it’s half full but I would say it’s half empty and needs topping up !
  • Roy, thank you for your lovely kind comment always much appreciated. You always make me smile Roy, thank you..

    – AndreaEL

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent still life, like the colors

  • Byron, thank you for your lovely kind comment always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekalmost 4 years ago

    Definitely half-full ~ and time to replenish the cookies ha ha ~ great shot Andrea!

  • Susie, thank you for your lovely kind comment always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • snapdecisions
    snapdecisionsalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent work Andrea, Lovely image!, Trev

  • Trev, thank you for your lovely kind comment always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

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