Q: Is the glass half full or half empty? A: It’s both

Jorie Mar
3 min readJan 5, 2023
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I just had an experience I was nervous about, and it turned out fine. This happens a lot. It was like a textbook example of anticipatory anxiety that ends up being overblown and, in retrospect, seemed totally unnecessary. Or, as Seneca said (it never hurts to quote a big-name Stoic), “We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.”

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Jorie Mar

Semi-hopeful New Yawka. Baby boomer. Inactive attorney. Content mill veteran. Aspiring humor writer. semihopeful@gmail.com Twitter: @semihopeful