Person 1: How are you?
Person 2: Fine, You?
Person 1: Fine
We do this everyday! Why? It is a script we learned long ago. And, anyway what would we do without these pat answers? You may think no one really cares anyway… and sometimes that is true.
So what I am proposing is that we (you (all of you reading this) and me) STOP!
Are you fine???! Ok, great if you are…but some of you are far from it. Are you sad, angry, hurting, sick, fed up?! Are you happy, nervous, anxious, excited? Well are you? Say something…anything but just following a stupid script.
Oh and important part: Do not ask someone how they are if you don’t really care to hear!
Thank you… that is all.
This has been a public service announcement (also known as a rant) brought to you by Melanie Thomason