There have been times in my life when that question was asked and I really dreaded hearing it. I lied, and said that all was well but really life could not have been more disruptive. Why would I enter into a conversation with a total stranger about my stressed out world? I am fortunate to have people in my life that can hear that reply when it needs to be shared. The people who love me, support me and understand that life doesn't always go according to plan. I think we have created a society that is so fast paced and technology based with FB and other social media that the time set aside for eye to eye contact has become a precious commodity. I believe that social media has filled a void for many people but so much seems superficial to me, and I definitely would not bare my soul on that platform but perhaps that is a dated way of thinking.
Whatever your communication style is, I hope that you have a safe haven for opening up in a transparent way to share how you really are doing in life. We all need a safe community to share our joys, our struggles and that human interaction that can only take place by voice and physical presence. We are created to be relational people, to build into each other's lives and to support one another through the experiences of daily life. When someon asks , " How are you really doing?" it allows you to be open, honest and transparent because you genuinely know they care about you. Perhaps it is time to ask that question of someone you care about - and not through a tweet or FB message. The weekend is here, make it happen with someone you really care about! They will thank you