Is the glass half empty or half full? The real answer is both. You see the glass however you want to see it. A father and daughter were in a car when they drove past a single tree in the middle of a farmer’s field. The daughter said, “Poor tree, he’s in the middle of that big field all by himself.” Without missing a beat, the father responded by saying, “Are you kidding me? I bet you every bird that flies across that large field stops to rest on that tree before finishing the journey.” She saw the glass as half empty. He saw the glass as half full. They were both right.