I’m Not Okay

John Stervens’ Tale’s post really made me stop and think about the question. Interesting post.

When I ask you, if you’re okay, I really want to know the truth. However, when you ask me, if “I’m okay,” and I’m really not okay; I am inclined to mask my hurt, anger, or sadness with a smile and I keep moving.

SterVens' Tales

What does it mean when people ask if you’re okay? Yes, I can see the wrinkles on your face disappear. How do I know, I do it all the time! Smiles so the pain won’t be visible. Bite your tongue, so you can stop yourself from revealing the truth. The question I have for those curious ones! Do you really want to know the answers? When you ask others this magical demand that makes you look human? Do you expect the answer to be “my life is a hot mess and I don’t know what to do with my life”! Are you sure you want to be bothered with other people’s problems, since you have your own affairs you barely can handle. I will tell you this, every time someone asks me this question. Fifty percent of the time I’m hanging on a string, but I hold myself together. Would…

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