People Annoy Me Too Much

I find that when someone asks me how I am doing, they are really only doing it out of politeness. They don't want a real answer. They want to feel they did what they are supposed to do. Maybe it is a guilt thing. I don't know. Even my parents a re like that. If I really share any feelings as all, they look at me like I have lost my mind. Technically, I have so I am OK with that.  I just hate how people are so fake. If I ask someone how they are doing, I am prepared to hear the truth. Don't ask if you don't want to know. I don't mind listening to other people's problems. On some level, it makes me feel that I am not so alone after all. When people ask without being sincere, it increases my feelings of isolation. I have trust issues with people anyway, so it just makes it worse. Maybe I should drop that on my therapist this Thursday....

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2 Responses Feb 15, 2010

People ask if your alright usually out of habit, it's like saying hey for most people. But if you want to get their attention you can always say something original.<br />
Like I've taken to saying "not terrible" which usually gets a reaction. <br />
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I really enjoyed this post. It's true. <br />
It's great that you do it for you though- if everyone just did that I think the world would be a better place, or at the very least more interesting.

I read somewhere that the most used lie these days is "I'm fine."<br />
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What else annoys you? Let it out..