Glass half-full, half-empty, or too small?

A contribution to the psychology of disappointment

Some people live
in a dream of what’ll
allow them to
live their dream:
they solemnly hold out
a half-pint bottle
and ask for
a pint of cream.

– Piet Hein – Grooks

I suppose disappointment can come at either end of the spectrum: On the one hand, I could feel disappointed and unfulfilled by asking for more than I can handle, and then not being able to handle getting more than I asked for. On the other hand, I could not ask for much, then feel disappointed by only getting a little.

Instead, maybe focusing on increasing in both capacity and dreams will expand our possibilities. How can you stretch your imagination?

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