Smile When Happy
(story submitted anonymously, by a Chestist)
Sometimes I think politeness has ruined honesty.
It's expected that you ask someone how they're doing whether or not you care and that they say "fine, thanks" whether or not they are. It doesn't mean much when someone says "have a nice day," because in the service world, it's basically a verbal twitch. Also, not to hate on one of my all time favorite things, but smiling (not the real ones) is getting a little out of hand. I think all this fake-happy, fake-fine, fake-consideration is making people feel lonely and get in the practice of lying to people.
I think that if we were all honest and just stopped using ridiculous words like "fine" altogether, smiled when happy, and asked questions when curious, we'd all feel a lot more at home in the world.
You find yourself hiding yourself behind false platitudes and politeness? Is it hiding or is it just being part of society? Do you think we'd (you'd) feel better and ore at home in the world if we let honesty replace convention? Let's #discuss.