‘How are you?’ is a question

Lau Ciocan
2 min readApr 1, 2021

Answering this obvious question can help you build an unexpected connection.

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When we, men, are asked how we are doing we instinctively say ‘fine’ even from a young age. I’ve even noticed the same pattern in the 9 year old boy I’m mentoring. It is a self-defence mechanism we, men, developed to protect and project a status that we are strong and have it all together.

Lau Ciocan

Founder of MAN - a shortlisted platform for the 'Best Men's Health Initiative' promoting healthy masculinities & men's mental health. manmentoring.org.uk