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The Wisdom Of A Half Empty Glass

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Glass Half Empty

I am not a wise man. At times, I even lack basic intelligence. However as of late, I have become aware one basic principle I practice has always lead me to great success – the wisdom of pessimistic thinking.

Some view pessimists as concentrating on the negatives of life. I view pessimism as the ability for positive improvement.

Pessimism reminds us that because the glass is half empty, in turn, it removes our ego. Lack of ego instills humility. Humility leads to humbleness. Humbleness gives us the mental and spiritual freedom to explore improvement.

With the help of pessimism, becoming a more successful developer, person, and life long learner is much easier.

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4 Responses to “The Wisdom Of A Half Empty Glass”

  1. developingchris on March 23rd, 2009 5:59 am

    This is great advice. I explain it similarly, but not quite as eloquently.

    My analog has been. “I’m a glass half empty, with a slow waiter, kind of guy”

  2. Josh on March 23rd, 2009 6:38 am

    Is the glass half empty, or is the container twice the size it needs to be?

  3. Dave Aronson on March 23rd, 2009 7:21 am

    The great thing about being a pessimist is that you’re always either right, or pleasantly surprised.

  4. Chris Ortman on March 23rd, 2009 2:52 pm

    I always try to remember that fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to…..suffering

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