It's just a greeting serving as an intro to further conversation. For it to be justifying lack of empathy, people would actually have to show a lack of empathy rather than not giving someone a reason to feel empathy for you. EVERYONE feels empathy, people who don't are considered socio/psychopaths. Besides that, this isn't even the case. Generally people don't jump to good, it just has to be short and generally lead to another topic of conversation. Ex: "How are you?" "Pretty good, that test we just took stressed me out a bit though."
Would you, then, agree with the post if applied to a circumstance in which the exchange leads to no further conversation? and that doesn't mean people don't feel empathy, they just avoid negativity that triggers it
The easiest way to tell who your REAL friends are, is to answer honestly.
I actually tell people the truth which usually suprises them.
It depends on the circumstance. If it is between friends then perhaps it is vain and you want a genuine answer. However, I work in a restaurant and I always encounter the 'how are you?' 'good' situation. It's just common practice, even though I may not be feeling good at all.
Dylan Dunne, your anonymity is a perfect excuse to be a douche and say that the generation I happen to be from should die in a holocaust in two (so far) comments that I've read on two different posts. Please continue adding your insight and originality to amirite?. Congratulations. go fuck yourself
i just ignore them completely, it unnerves humans