I was hoping an article about this very subject would appear. Whenever meeting someone for lunch, a colleague that I haven’t seen since 2011 or a gathering, I’m usually fumbling around for words.
When someone asks, “How are you?” do you answer honestly?
This question is often thrown around as a casual greeting, so much so that we default to “I’m good!” or “I’m fine!” — even with our closest friends and family. And while we’re maybe less hesitant to open up about a stomach ache or that we’ve come down with the flu, our true emotional state can feel like a dirty secret — we don’t want to give it up.
So we asked our Mighty community — people who experience disability, disease, mental illness, parent children with special needs and more — how they’re really doing. What we got was a collection of honest, inspiring and heartbreaking answers.
How are you? This lovely article continues @
originally posted on my blog “Living in Stigma”
*Mine would be: “No it’s just another day with a migraine, my head is throbbing so badly right now I just want to go to bed”.