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06.10.2021 (14 Days Ago)
How Are You Doing?
How Are You Doing?
14 days ago 10 comments Categories: Health Tags:

We were on Zoom waiting for the other members of New York Health and Longevity to join the meeting. I asked fellow Gothamite Janet Sullivan how she was doing.
She answered that she was okay but with the reservation that she was doing as well as could be expected given the stress that we have all been under for over a year. (My apologies to Janet for not giving a verbatim report of her response.)
Janet, a psychotherapist, continued and explained that she preferred to give an honest answer to my question, rather that the “Great” that we so often would hear in response. A less than honest answer is, well, less than honest, and also has the potential of making the other person uncomfortable by highlighting a contrast to how they are doing.
Valid points.
Next time you’re asked how you are doing, pause for a moment as you compose your response.

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  •  Fred wrote 14 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    To the contrary, I almost always spontaneously blurt :)
     
       
     
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  •  Corey_Bearak wrote 14 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Thus my “best as can be….”
     
       
     
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  •  Victoria_Drogin wrote 14 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Depends on the circumstances and person whose asking :).
     
       
     
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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 14 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    My answer theses days is simply "busy". Take this as positive or negative as you wish.
     
       
     
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  •  Kelly_Welles wrote 14 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Janet’s unfailing honesty is refreshing and what makes her a safe space for sharing one’s deepest secrets and hidden wounds.
     
       
     
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