Is the glass half-full, or half-empty?

The glass is half-full or if were to be half-empty, it is only half-empty waiting to be filled to the top. I always found it interesting that someone coined that idea to visually and symbolically explain the difference between optimism and pessimism. I must admit that I am happy and grateful to be an optimist, it makes life easier to live. I can get very dark and very sad but those days or those hours do not last for long. Those emotions and feelings are more like a wet, heavy blanket shrouding my vision and mind, the blanket isn't a permanent fixture, it gets thrown off. I'm still trying to figure out how to banish it forever but I don't know if that would be good. If you don't have occasional sadness then how will you truly appreciate happiness?

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