Do You Ever Tell People You’re Fine When You’re Not? You Don’t Need To.
“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.