The Ultimate F Word — Fine

August 21, 2014

The author of the blog The Bible Belt to Boulder writes a great post about our habit of saying, “I’m fine.”

Why is it so important to be fine?  When exactly did that become the image to which we all aspire?   It doesn’t make us stronger to be ‘fine,’ to be unaffected or emotionless. If anything, it makes us stronger when we can admit to weaknesses, hurts, outrage, indignation.  But there’s no question that ‘I’m fine’ usually ends the conversation – drives people back a little and puts up a wall. “

Read the post here.

posted by Marg Herder

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