“How are you today?”, a question that is predominantly used as an ice-breaker when initiating small talk, or when greeting someone in the early morning! It’s a common question people usually ask when they have nothing left to say or when they’re just filling the air with words.
Usually, the person having this question addressed to, gets overwhelmed! Blurting out the casual ‘Oh I’m fine! You?’, without getting a response in return and awkwardly carrying on with the conversation, as the significance of this question has long been dead in this day and age. But recently, more and more people are voicing out their inner thoughts through social media on how seemingly obsolete the importance of this question has now become.
As the saying of ‘always think before you speak’ lives on, the same should go for this question, because if people really meant to voice their concern of how you were doing, the right answer would come out and it could change someone’s life. With something as simple as that, you probably would be facing different outcomes. You probably wouldn’t be waking up in the morning with a bad mood, but rather a good one. Because when your friend asked you how you were yesterday with sincerity in their eyes, you responded with what was really in your heart. Suddenly, your day is much better and starting on a much lighter note. You smiled to the cashier as she’s handing you your morning coffee, you helped someone carry a heavy bag into the car’s trunk, and you were more productive at work.
Yes, the course of your life can shift an entire 180 just by letting your feelings out. You’ll be light like a feather, with the energy and enthusiasm to charge life like a five-year old eating chocolate cake. All by answering a simple question, by expressing how you really feel, by voicing the truth when it deserves to be shared.