404 Answers to “How are you?”

404 Answers to “How are you?”

“How are you?”  Fine, …Good, …Not bad, …Okay.

Most of the time a person’s answer to “How are you?” is blurted out quickly without really thinking.  And most times it is immediately followed by returning the favor- asking the other person how they are doing, as in “Fine, how are you?”  “I’m good, how are you?”  “Not bad, how are you?”  Seems like it could go on and on forever.

‘Good’ and ‘Fine’ are, well, good and fine- but why not opt for something more accurate or more interesting.  By switching up your answers you can really break other people’s patterns- not to mention keeping the atmosphere light and maybe even being remembered.

The next time someone asks, “How are you?”, whip out one of these 404 gems and say, “I am _________!”

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4 thoughts on “404 Answers to “How are you?””

  1. In Mary Kay we are taught to reply “Great” to that question, no matter what we are really feeling inside – people truly do not want to listen to us whine; we want to bring people up, not drag them down! Besides I would rather share my joys than my sorrows anytime, and I think everyone would prefer to be around joy-filled people than whiners.

  2. I, for one, definitely prefer to be around joy-filled people,… or at least neutral and accepting people.

  3. I usually start the exchange first by saying “Fine, thanks! And you?” Then watch their reaction! lol

  4. That’s funny! Now you can really shock people if you want …when you say something like, “I’m rapturous, ” or, “I’m flourishing,” they’ll get a real kick out of it, AND they’ll remember you 🙂

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