Is the glass half full or half empty?

Is the glass half full or half empty?

Some people naturally look on the bright side of life, no matter what happens. There are also another type of people, who always manage to find faults even in a relatively good situation.  

Having been around both, I’ll definitely prefer the first type. Life is tough enough on its own, but always looking for the worst in any situation must be a stressful and tiring way to live. I am not particularly optimistic by nature, yet I know the importance of self-regulation in living a happy and balanced life.

People who seem to revel in finding faults are tiring to be around, and become worse if they are pretty forceful about making their viewpoints known to others. Instead of dwelling on the imperfections, why not choose to focus on the things you can be happy and grateful for?

However, I recognise that such people exist, and they may even be part of our immediate family. How would you handle such situations then? For me, avoidance is part of the coping strategy. It doesn’t always work though, and there are times which their negativity breaks through and causes things to escalate.

Living with someone whose glass is half empty (and maybe dirty to boot) is not always easy. Learning how to cope with that is a lifelong skill that may take forever to master 😊

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