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31 Honest Answers to ‘How Are You?’

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.

This article appeared in The Mighty.com written by 

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 @
http://themighty.com/2015/11/31-honest-answers-to-how-are-you/

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”.

Author:

Writer, poet, blogger, advocate of mental illness stigma

8 thoughts on “31 Honest Answers to ‘How Are You?’

      1. I hate fake people. I like to try to at least ask how’s your day going today? Even though folks will probably still lie, I think, for me, it’s better than how are you

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