Free Write

How Are You?

I just want to acknowledge all the people who ask other people how they are doing and actually care and will take the time to listen to the answer.

I don’t know why it is a custom of ours to ask people how they are doing and not actually want a real answer.  To me it’s more rude than not asking at all.

I’ve learned to answer “Good” with confidence and assertion.  I don’t want people who don’t actually care about me to mock my answer of “Fine, Ok, Pretty Good, or basically any answer other than good” and ask me what is the matter out of pure curiosity.

And the thing that really gets me is that not only is a real answer not expected but the question also comes with an obligation to ask the other person how they are doing.

Maybe I’m just a horrible person but I don’t want anyone asking me how I’m doing everyday and I don’t want to have to ask anyone else how they’re doing everyday.  I don’t see why we have to lie to one another when hello would suffice.


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