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Well, to be honest…

Have you ever wondered why, when people ask you how you’re doing, you’ll usually say ‘I’m fine’ or ‘I’m doing good’?

For some people, it’s nearly an automatic answer when they’re asked that question. So, why?

I was asked that question earlier today by a passing acquaintance of mine while I was waiting for class to start. Even though I’d spent the last four days suffering from side effects of my increased dosage of medicine, I instantly answered, ‘I’m doing fine, how ’bout you?’.

Now, obviously, for some people, they’re not gonna ramble about their life story to an acquaintance – but why not just tell part of the truth? ‘I’ve been better’ or ‘Eh, life kinda sucks right now’ works pretty well. It works, and you’re not exactly spilling your guts but you’re telling someone part of the truth.

A quick explanation usually works for most people – ‘I just had a bad weekend because my meds screwed me up’ – and who knows, maybe they’ll have a joke for you that will give you a laugh and make the day seem a little bit better.

So, just ask yourself that the next time someone asks how you’re doing. Perhaps getting a little bit of the bad stuff off your chest can help your day become somewhat easier in the long run.


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