How are you?
I'm fine, thank you, and you?
Isn’t this the drill we're taught the first class of English class?
Well, it is. And it is also one of the first social exchanges we use as adults everywhere.
We always say “i'm fine” even when we're not
I wonder how many honest conversations we've skipped because we're "fine".
How many people we've simply ignored or how many friends we haven't had because we lie.
Because it IS a lie to say you're fine when you are really not.
It IS just another stupid mask we have to wear every day because it is not acceptable to say we feel like crap.
At the end of the day it's for the best we avoid worrying people or giving reasons to our bosses to kick us out but still.
MASKS, LIES, "FINE". EVERYTHING IS FINE