Has someone asked you how you are this week? Did you answer with one word? Was that one word “good”?
Why does everyone answer the same question with the same answer every time? Have you ever asked yourself that before?
I am glad everyone is good. Good. Just good. When I ask someone how they are or I am asked myself that same question most of the time the mutual response is consisted of that four letter word, “good”. I think it’s odd to be living in a world where we all use the same word to describe all of our 365 days every year. What if we changed that? What if we weren’t just “good” anymore? Instead, what if we were terrible? How about ExCiTeD, feeling down, AWESOME, upset, relieved, fantastic, sad, crazzzy, wonderful, confident, annoyed, FREE, thankful, nervous, amazed, ALIVE, disappointed, inspired, or determined. I understand “how are you?” is a common question to ask as a greeting, in passing, or at other times to fill in space, but even then does our answer always have to be the same “good”? I thought this generation would want be world changers and shifters. Not those who live in the mediocre. Instead those who create an impact and help our world become better.
I am not saying that by answering this question with the word “good” is wrong, because it can be a perfectly fitting answer at times. But what I am saying is, if “good” is your answer all of the time then what are you really defining “good” as? Has it become this universal feeling that no matter what has happened that day you can be automatically doing “good”, because you would rather state that you’re doing well. Instead of admitting to another human you are actually having a bad day. If we do admit we had a not as great of a day as the person next to us, does it seem to lower our personal value, making us seem less important? I think sometimes the word “good” can be used as a mask, trying not to reveal what we really have been going through that day, or what we’ve been avoiding everyday.
Let’s change this ‘living in the motions’ kinda phase and be real with one another. After all, we are all human and no one is perfect all of the time, therefore no body can be just “good” all of the time either. Let’s start something new and begin a movement to be #MoreThanGood in 2016.
So now I’d like to ask you, how are you?
Feel free to leave your response in the comments and tweet me with the hashtag #MoreThanGood if you read through this post! Thank you for reading! I hope it inspired a new perspective and something to think on.
xoxo, Jasmine Grace