I met a friend the other day. We started our discussion on greeting culture. The culture is such that we say Hi and how are you in same breath to even strangers.
My friend had an interesting anecdote to share. Initially when he was asked how are you? He thought the person is genuinely interested to know and he started telling all his problems he was facing then but before he could finish the person disappeared! He realized How are you is just a formality. And now he does not reply to how are yous!
What do you think? We need to check our intent before we ask How are you. Let us pause to know the answer. Because this is the first step to CONNECT