On “is the glass half empty or half full?”

I’d like to draw a line under this ongoing debate so we all have more time to do important things like drawing pictures. I conclude as follows…

The glass is half full if it’s being filled, and half empty if it’s being emptied.

I drew some pictures to illustrate this point:

This glass is half full

This glass is half empty

This glass is half full

This glass is half empty

P.S. If you can think of some situation of perfect stasis, I suggest you shove it in the box with Schrodinger’s cat. If still in doubt, considering a longer timeline (say 10,000 years) resolves most unanswered questions by rendering them irrelevant.

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