If someone asks, “How are you?”, what do you reply? I usually say I’m good, I’m fine, doing great or something similar. Sometimes I may exaggerate my answer by saying mast, bindaas, jhakaas (great, carefree, cool) together.
Few days back, someone asked me, “How are you feeling?” and not “How are you?”
The question has stayed in my mind for some time now. Why? Because I find that asking how a person is has just become a formality to initiate a conversation these days. And this question really made me think of how I should answer. I replied back with a normal “I’m feeling good.”
As I write this post, I think back to the last time when I asked someone how they are. I don’t remember!
When I tell people I am good, I know nobody cares how I really am. Or maybe those who do care, I don’t want to bother them. Sometimes I say mast, bindaas, jhakaas to brighten up my mood temporarily. At other times, I tell people “zinda hoon (I’m alive)” either in a sarcastic one.
Ask yourself. When you asked someone how they are, did you really care how they are?Of all the times that you said, you are doing good, how many times were you really doing good?