Do You Ever Tell People You’re Fine When You’re Not? You Don’t Need To.Michael Harrell
“How are you doing?”
“Oh, I’m fine, how are you?”
“I’m good, thanks for asking.”
Such is a typical and regular conversation for all of us, a passing by of an acquaintance or friend in the coffee shop or at the grocery store. And sometimes it’s not the truth. As people, especially in a world that emphasizes individualism, we forget that we live in a community, that we are bound together to be supportive of each other. So it’s okay to say it’s not been a great day. Because we all, at some point, have been there – and as Louis Armstrong points out, friends shaking hands and asking how do you do are really saying: I love you.