Seeing the empty half of the glass

Wed, Apr 18, 2012, 01:00

Sir, – I always thought the ability to see the glass half full rather than half empty was a desirable and admirable trait. Fintan O’Toole (Opinion, April 17th) manages to turn this optimism on its head and call it the “perfect expression of an old, wheedling peasant mentality.” – Yours, etc,

JOHN CONNOLLY,

Ballyhaise,

Co Cavan.