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ghost wrote

I think it’s a super ableist question and I hate it. If I’m not working, sleeping, or eating, I’m probably doing absolutely nothing because I don’t have the energy to do anything not directly related to my survival.

It’s as bad as “how are you?”

Also small talk is asinine.


asterism OP wrote (edited )

I like small talk personally. But I like asinine shit.

The reason I don't like how are you is because I find it insincere. What people really mean is, "hello". If you give them a real answer they feel you are emotionally burdening them.

edit: what I don't like (and I notice this more in the silent generation folks) is people talking at length about every person they ever knew ever. Like a brief mention or anectdote is fine. But why do we want to exchange names with each other of people that neither of us know? I mean that's their thing and that's cool, there are worse things, but those are the most boring conversations ever.