This morning, I tried to explain a very important concept to my son. I filled a glass with water to the half-way point. I then asked him if the glass was half empty or half full. This all came about because he was playing a video game. He placed fourth out of ten and the message better luck next time! appeared on the screen. I could hear him from the other room. That's so rude!
I asked him what the problem was and he read the message with a negative tone. I corrected him and said people misunderstand stuff like this all of the time. This is why we talk with each other, I explained. If you can't confirm what they meant, you need to assume they meant it in a positive way. Games are rarely sarcastic.
I know there are people out there who will always be looking for the cloud in the silver lining. Don't be one of them.
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