How are you? (A Standard Question)
I am fine. I am okay. (A Standard Lie)
Lie, because we are not fine / okay sometimes. Poisonous thoughts are eating away our peace of mind.
The person we thought was special is not aware of our existence.
We thought we were special to them. We are, but so are 1500 others.
The connection we had was only a figment of our imagination.
Distance with people who were close earlier is troubling us.
Someone has gone from our life & the thought that we won’t ever speak again is killing us.
It is difficult juggling house work & office work.
Everyone expects us to be perfect & it is impossible to live up to their expectations.
I am mad because I don’t really want to work on weekends.
So on & so forth.
What would happen if you get the right answers? You would be judgemental. You would make lots of pity noises. You would go on giving pep talks / motivational talks. Or you would be plain indifferent.
But you know what? Nobody needs this. The correct response is understanding / empathy, a hug maybe & an ice cream tub definitely!