There are better questions than that right? Often thrown around as a casual greeting, people unsure on how to answer and often resort to default answers of “I’m good” or “I’m fine” – which is acceptable. While we may feel nothing even close to good or fine, we are very secretive when it comes to our true physical or emotional state, fearing people might judge us.
Of course there are innovative answers you could always give, for example:
“Waiting for my lab results, I’ll get back to you!”
“Any day above ground is a good one!”
“oh, I could be worse”/”I can’t say I haven’t been not unwell, thanks.” (try and figure these out) 😜
or maybe a simple response like “Somewhere between good and best” let them choose and Indians love to play when you give options, they get really excited 😂😂😂
So the next time you ask me that question and you don’t get an answer for the first 5 seconds… move on to your next question. And while you’re at it, ask some quality ones. Time for some quality conversations – what say?