21 May 2012
I don't mean what I say!
A: How are you?
B: I am fine, thank you, and how about you?
A: I am fine, too!
You, like me, must have heard this dialogue or been A or B more than a thousand times till now. Each time someone asks me how I am, I say ‘I am fine!’ even if I am suffering from severe stomach-ache and need medication. Why? I don’t want to show my pain to others? Oh come on…it’s not that sublime…I am not a saint! Am I merely following manners…. a mere formality? Probably yes and don’t know why! Am I trying to avoid any further questions? Quite possible! Don’t I mean what I say? That is the point! I don’t mean what I say!