How Are You?

It’s an innocuous, throwaway question, but I listen vigorously to the answer people give me.

Here are some of the ways you’ve probably answered that question to others, and others to you:

  • Not too bad
  • Getting there, but only just
  • Could be worse
  • Okay
  • Keeping busy
  • Fine, thanks
  • I’m good
  • Great!
  • Awesome!
  • Wonderful!

Read each one out loud and listen back.

  1. How does each one make you feel as you say it?
  2. How do you feel, imagining a person who just answered you that way?

Have you decided what you’re going to say next time you’re asked? 


PS – My default answer is “Marvellous!”

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