..."Maybe people only ask you how you're doing cuz that's easier than lettin' on how little they could care..."
This prescient, 35-year-old sentiment comes to mind this morning while reading Chris Brogan's blog:
...sometimes, companies and people want us to feel that they care about us, but they don’t, and we know it. We feel it. Until we feel the right community, and we know they want us for who we are.
We ask people all the time how they’re doing, and rarely do we really want the deep story. But when we’re among people who care, when we’re among people who know about us, or people like us, then things change a bit. Right?
Which is kinda why I raised the question that I did at Chris' presentation yesterday in Nashville. It's getting harder -- and in this infinitely "social networked era, more important than ever -- to be able to distinguish between the people who are marketing to you -- and the people who really give a rip what's going on in your life.
So be careful when you ask my "how is going?" because... you might just get the whole story.