Optimist and Pessimist Glasses

This set of glasses illustrates the ancient paradox that an identical glass containing exactly the same amount of water may (depending on the mindset of the viewer) appear either predominantly empty or predominantly full. What determines the difference is the level of hope, energy and information that’s brought to bear on the scene; what separates hope from despair is the ability to tell different stories from the very same facts. The glasses urge us to examine our prejudices and hint at the ease with which we might, by looking at things from a slightly different angle, recover a more hopeful and joyful perspective on life.

Set of two 360ml glasses with black print
Dishwasher safe
Each glass is 9cm high and approx 8.5cm in diameter

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