The pessimist sees a glass half empty.
The cynic sees a glass with dirty water.
The realist wonders if you poured into the glass or out of the glass.
The philosopher would ponder if there really is a glass with anything in it.
The scientist sees a 500ml glass with 250ml of liquid.
The physicist would say that the volume of this cylinder is divided into two equal parts; one a colorless, odorless liquid, the other a colorless, odorless gas. Thus the cylinder is neither full nor empty. Rather, each half of the cylinder is full, one with a gas, one with a liquid.
The seasoned drinker would say that the glass doesn’t have enough ice in it.
The plumber checks for a leak.
The engineer sees a glass that is twice as big as it needs to be.
The banker would say that the glass has just under 50% of its net worth in liquid assets.
The agnostic doesn’t seem to care either way.
The Christian sees a lack of joy.
People only see what they are prepared to see. – Ralph Waldo Emerson