“Is the glass half-full or half-empty?” This is not as simple a question as some would have you believe. Often, we’re forced to choose either the optimistic side (with the glass being half-full) or the pessimistic side (with the glass being half-empty). I refuse to choose either side. Instead, I believe the world is not black or white but a mash-up of several different shades of dark and light, where there is a deep, rich grey color somewhere in the middle. There are no simple answers in life, and this is the epitome of that sort of backwards thinking. If you choose half-full, you’re seen as the happy-go-lucky, plucky, not-gonna’-get-me-down individual. Half of the glass ISN’T empty. Empty is negative, and negative is bad.…