Sometimes we get reminded, reinforced, reinspired, reassured about being steadfast in our core beliefs of the ways of being in the world. This blog of mine was my way of conveyance of my beliefs of human connections. So bringing it up for a reread …and the following podcast says all that I might have missed saying!
I significantly remember the question ‘How are you?’ after moving to the USA. This question has been on a journey and evolution of it’s own. It’s relevance, in what it means to me, has changed tremendously over the years.
One of the stark experiences of coming to US from India, was the contrast in the experience of going for a walk here. While a way had to be carved amongst hurried humans on the streets of Mumbai, here the way was all to myself. The sight of a fellow human being on foot felt most thrilling. Soon I realized that eye contact elicited the question ‘How are you?’ After first few times of an awkward nod-&-smile, I learned that ‘good’ is the preferred answer unlike ‘fine’ in India. Also a following ‘thank you’ made a complete answer. I quickly learned to ask that question now to whoever I crossed path with. I…
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