Is the glass half empty, half full, or twice as large as it needs to be? - Unknown
We've all heard "is the glass half full or half empty". This is a new perspective on that old saying.
Now, half empty signifies that the observer is a pessimist, while half full indicates the person is an optimist.
What does it mean when we are asked if it is twice as large as it needs to be? My take on that is this. A glass twice as large as it needs to be makes things look out of proportion. Skewed in other words, depending on your view of the world. If you have the same amount of water in a smaller glass it will always be full.
To illustrate this, I used two wine glasses (colored water, people, it's too early on a Saturday morning for drinking), and filled them each with about 6 oz. of water.
As you can see, the larger glass is half full, or half empty depending on your view, or love of wine, while the smaller glass is full.
I know most serious wine drinkers would prefer the larger glass, but for the sake of illustration, we are going with the small glass being the ideal point of view.