A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they'd be asked the "half empty or half full" question. Instead, with a smile on her face she inquired: "how heavy is this water?". Answer called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz. she replied, "the absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of glass doesn't change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes." She continued, "the stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed - incapable of doing anything" remember to put glass down.