The other day I went to see the doctor for a simple health check.
The doctor asked me: “How are you” and I paused with confusion. Naturally thinking it had something to do with why I came for a health check, but I then came to the understanding that he just had asked me with no further agenda. He had just asked me with human interest.
It got me thinking.. I was surprised when he asked me “how are you” because I rarely get asked how you are. It is much more normal to get asked how are you doing or how is it hanging and people who are excepting you to tell them that everything is fine.
So then I started to be aware of asking people “How are you” instead of just asking how is it hanging. I thought if there were the slightest chance another person would feel just a fraction of what I felt then it would maybe become a better day for another person.