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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 6 months ago

I was unhappy but he said "you should’ve been happy that you didn't damage you fingers" is it mean "I'm happy but wouldn't be if I damaged f?

I was unhappy but he said that I should’ve been happy that I didn't damage my fingers" is it mean "I'm happy but wouldn't be happy if I damaged my fingers." I couldn't understand.

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  • 6 months ago
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    This is somewhat like the discussion about a glass with water up to the halfway point: do you see it as half-empty (see the down side of the situation) or half-full (see the upside of the situation)? A bad thing happens, and you could look at it as bad overall, or look at it as well, I am glad it wasn't a lot more bad. Heck, I got lucky and didn't damage my fingers rather than heck I almost destroyed my fingers. Same event, different ways of looking at it.

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  • RP
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    6 months ago

    Basically, it means you were lucky you did not hurt yourself.

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  • 6 months ago

    It means be thankful that things aren't worse.

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