Half Empty, Half Full, and Plant People

Paul Berggren
Feb 14, 2021


Some people see an attitude while others see an opportunity.

When my daughter showed this little meme to me, I instantly reacted with “Yes! That’s it!” Someone had finally take the whole glass half empty verses half fully debate to the next level.

So now:

  • Some people habitually see what missing, lacking, or wrong.
  • Some people habitually see what’s present, possible, or right.
  • While those two are debating over the glass, someone else will see the water and make something grow.

Some might call the third person the true optimist. Which one are you, most of the time? When you try one of the others which one? Why?

Does this meme remind you of something great in your life? I’d love to hear about it!

Life is a team sport. Help them see ways to grow.



Paul Berggren

I help people listen and learn from each other. As President of Crown Global HR, I bring clarity to growing and hiring people.