"My cup is not half empty nor half full--My cup is always overflowing
"My cup is not half empty nor half full--My cup is always overflowing with that which you see (liquid) and that which you do not see (air).
Unless the cup is collapsed with a vacuum I KNOW my cup runnth over.Faith is the Knowing." Ruth
When asked if I see my cup half full or half empty. I KNOW my cup is completely filled and overflowing at all times. This is true even if I see just a drop of anything in the cup.
This truth is based on That which you see with your own eyes is not necessarily all that is contained within the cup. The other is the presence of something unseen. In this case of the unseen substance many times, this unseen substance would be air.
It is just a simple university law of displacement, vacuums and suction:
This absence of anything, truly empty cup of any level, would cause a vacuum and the cup would collapse within it's self.
In my case my cup is filled with "what I can see", friends, opportunity, hope, material things, support networks.
But if it was all taken away from me --- no friends, no opportunity, no hope, no material things, no support network.
I would still know my cup continues to be overflowing --- with that which I can not see!! Filled with all things believed and not seen = FAITH
and the BEST PART OF THIS TRUTH even if I do not "see" the faith -- unless the cup is collapsed ---- THE CUP IS FILLED TO OVERFLOWING!!
Explanation of Ruth's Truth is the application of simple university laws of displacement, vacuums and suction:
vacuum, theoretically, space without matter in it. A perfect vacuum has never been obtained; the best man-made vacuums contain less than 100,000 gas molecules per cc, compared to about 30 billion billion (30×1018) molecules for air at sea level. The most nearly perfect vacuum exists in intergalactic space, where it is estimated that on the average there is less than one molecule per cubic meter. In ancient times the belief that "nature abhors a vacuum" was held widely and persisted without serious question until the late 16th and early 17th cent., when the experimental observations of Galileo and the Italian physicist Evangelista Torricelli demonstrated its essential fallacy. Torricelli obtained a nearly perfect vacuum (Torricellian vacuum) in his mercury barometer. A common but incorrect belief is that a vacuum causes "suction." Actually the apparent suction caused by a vacuum is the pressure of the atmosphere tending to rush in and fill the unoccupied space.
A space in which there is a low pressure (of gas) , i.e. relatively few atoms or molecules. A perfect vacuum would contain no atoms or molecules, but this is unobtainable as all the materials that surround such a space have a finite vapour pressure. In a soft (or low) vacuum the pressure is reduced to about 10−2 pascal, whereas a hard (or high) vacuum has a pressure of 10−2–10−7 pascal. Below 10−7 pascal is known as an ultrahigh vacuum.
This low pressure (of gas)creates a force known as suction:
Suction is A Force that causes a fluid or solid to be drawn into an interior space or to adhere to a surface because of the difference between the external and internal pressures.
Thus the cup would collapse within itself under this pressure.
I am so glad you came by to read my favorite Ruth Truth. Maybe your answer to the age old question is that your cup is half full or half empty. Yet I know with scientific proof that yours, mine and everyone else (who in fact have a cup), has a cup overflowing. :-).