Well, to start... I hate small talk. If we are going to talk-- let's really talk. Let's get 'vulnerable'. I understand you may have just met me, and we may never meet again, but it isn't that better? To talk to a complete stranger that knows nothing about you and holds no biases about what you're doing or who you're doing and why. To have someone listen so intently, ensuring that they aren't missing a single detail. They are the reader of the story and you my friend are the protagonist that got them hooked.
Reason two as to why I don't like simple responses, is because most of the time you really aren't fine, or I'm not really fine, and the day wasn't good, or the day was better than good and I think that's important to share. We cannot continue to wallow in a space where when someone asks, how we are doing we respond with one word, however we go home to sit in our wallows by ourselves, sometimes checking on someone to see how they are doing can change this robotic world where we seem to just - exist.
I'm not perfect, there are times when you may catch me slipping and dropping a simple response or two. However, this was never about me. It’s about creating a world that functions on emotional intelligence.
Three women going through life.