Asking a question is NEVER a greeting to another human.
A greeting is a ‘gift’ of energy, a well wish, a joyful comment directed directly at you, for you to RECEIVE such as Good Morning, Bonjour, Hola, Bongiourno, Jo Napot Kivanok etc.
In Australia it is becoming common to get “How are Ya?” the instant you walk into a store, and an answer is expected immediately. And, what you are expected to say is “Good” no matter how you are feeling…
This makes a habit of making our feelings irrelevant, and when we really need to be incorporating our human feelings into life. If not now, when?
Historically they were made irrelevant, due to the ignorance of the time, and we know so much better now.
Isn’t it time we did better now?
So, greet someone when you meet them! Give them a gift of your energy.
Then – if you know them well enough – moving onto the sharing of your feelings may occur without enquiry, as you each share of yourselves what you are feeling, in a setting that is respectful of real sharing with comfort and time allowance in mind!
Effort put into respect and life quality, ALWAYS leads to greater respect and improved life quality!: )