The glass is…

Early morning today, a friend Whatsapp-ed me this inspiring message:

A Psychologist walked around a room while teaching Stress Management to an 

As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they would be asked the 
"Half empty or Half full" question. Instead, with a smile on her face, 
she inquired: "How heavy is this glass of water?"

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied,

"The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. 
If I hold it for a minute, it's not a problem. 
If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my arm. 
If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. 
In each case, the weight of the glass doesn't change. 
But the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."

She continued,

"The Stresses and Worries in Life, are like that Glass of Water... 
Think about them for a while and nothing happens. 
Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt.
And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of 
doing anything."

Remember to put the Glass Down!!

If this is too philosophical for the day, tickle yourself with the scientific and mathematical logic behind the “Half empty or Half full” question. Its hilariously explained visually presented by Randall Munroe in his webcomic xkcd, sometimes stylized as XKCD (a name without a meaning).


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