I have a friend that whenever I ask him how he is, he says everything is fine. But I’ve learned to ask him for even more details, and to push him to answer specific questions. Because sometimes everything is not fine, but he would rather solve other people’s problems than actually let people help him solve his.
Often times when we ask people how they are doing, or when people ask us how we are doing, the response is usually “fine” – “Everything is fine.” but is everything really fine?
Most of us have personal issues we are trying to figure out, and perhaps you are the one who can help.
So next time someone insists that everything is fine, try to ask further… But it’s also possible that they may just be telling the truth.