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  • How's it going?

  • Going good.

  • It's decent.

  • Is that it?

  • So, I grew up in Russia. I lived there from age 3 to 15.

  • Ever since we moved to the US, I've always been confused by this question: "How's it going?"

  • Like, no one ever answers the question.

  • All right, I'm going to prove it to you.

  • How's it going?

  • Nothing.

  • How's it going?

  • What's up?

  • Not even a little detail.

  • How's it going?

  • How's it going?

  • Again, nothing.

  • How's it going?

  • I got this.

  • What does that mean?

  • How's it going?

  • How's it going?

  • He answered my, "How's it going?", with a "How's it going?"

  • So now that I've proved to you that nobody ever answers the question, "How's it going?",

  • I'm going to actually take some time to sit down next to someone and see if we can have a genuine conversation.

  • How's it going, man?

  • How you doing?

  • Good, dude. Busy.

  • Yeah, it's been cra, I mean, it's been crazy.

  • How's it going? Good?

  • Yeah, yeah, good. Thanks.

  • Cool.

  • Aw, this is my...

  • Nice to meet you.

  • Hi.

  • How's it going?

  • Hey.

  • How's your day?

  • Nice to meet you.

  • Good?

  • Good.

  • Yeah, I give up. That wathat was the most awkward thing I've ever experienced.

  • I thought it was going to be a video where I like, met all these people.

  • No, it's extremely uncomfortable. It's awkward.

  • No one wants to talk about their day or like, open up their feelings.

  • So instead of putting myself through more awkward interactions, I'm going to go around with a microphone.

  • I'm going to see why people think no one answers the question: "How's it going?"

  • Sarah, do you have time for an interview?

  • I...

  • Too late, we're gonna do it, so...

  • It's a one question interview.

  • How's it going?

  • It's going good.

  • Eh, it's all right.

  • How... how's it going with you?

  • It's good.

  • Good.

  • So how many times have you heard "How's it going?" in the past week?

  • Not everyday.

  • How many times have you answered it other than saying it's fine?

  • Never.

  • Why do you think no one ever answers the question, how's it going?

  • I just had this problem! I was in LA and everybody was answering me.

  • You don't want to get too personal I guess.

  • I think it's because usually the answer is too depressing.

  • I mean, go to a therapist.

  • Nobody's ever going to say it's going bad.

  • I once tried changing "How are you?" to "Are you good?"

  • And everyone was like, do I not look okay? Is there something wrong?

  • I hate when people, like if people were to really ask me that because it would like, uncork some deep shit.

  • I never ask.

  • Oh, you never ask?

  • I just give like the head nod and if you give it back, then I know you're good.

  • I honestly think the world would be better if we just didn't talk to people at all.

  • What I'm realizing is that everyone at Buzzfeed hates interaction and is bitter, and I'm the only one who cares about connecting with other human beings.

  • I guess I could get rid of how's it going completely.

  • My problem with how's it going is when people ask and immediately stop listening.

  • So, so how was your day?

  • It's good.

  • Ding!

  • So I'm currently editing this video and I just watched back all the footage.

  • Even though this video is silly and funny and it's not supposed to be serious, I feel like there's actually a pretty important lesson to be learned from this video.

  • I think there's something so important about listening and talking to the people around you,

  • because you never know who needs to be talked to, or who wants to be heard, or who has some problems that they need to share.

  • So it's really important to listen, and you should take the time to sit down and talk to the people you care about and really ask people how's it going.

  • So if you guys feel like it, in the comments below, just tell me how it's going.

How's it going?

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    Samuel posted on 2021/11/24
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