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.
- busterwasmycatLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
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.
- RPLv 76 months ago
Basically, it means you were lucky you did not hurt yourself.
- DCM5150Lv 76 months ago
It means be thankful that things aren't worse.