Hey how many times does it happen. “How are you?” And then we complain about things, which are minor inconveniences in our lives, but we make them into life-ending catastrophes. First world problems.
We live in an age where owning too much stuff is becoming a real safety issue for many people.
My favorite response to “how are you” was an internet friend who said “can’t complain, but still do.”
Just make sure once in a while to have some perspective in life. One of the best prescriptions for lasting happiness is regular practicing gratitude. I am frequently grateful that my husband is laying on the sofa while I clean up the house around him. He could be at the bar or not in my life at all.
What do you complain about that is a first world problem? How can you change that into something to be grateful for?