Wise Beyond One’s Years
Yesterday while driving through lovely Terrebonne and LaFourche parishes on my way to the Bayou SHRM chapter meeting, I was listening to a local AM radio station. A gentleman called in to tell a story about how he and his wife were working to instill a positive attitude in their 10 year old son. They had begun to notice, on occasion, a defeatist viewpoint when things weren’t going his way.
So Mom decided to provide a lesson for the boy, and she placed a glass of water (filled mid-way) on the kitchen table and called her son into the room. She posed the question to him “Would you say that glass is half-full or half-empty?”
Her son looked at the glass, looked at his mother, and thought for a few moments. And then he responded-
“If I were thirsty, that glass would be half-empty. But if I were in charge of filling it up with more water, then it would be half-full.”
Pretty sharp kid.