Do you get PISSED at this question like I do?! Does that stranger give any care how you REALLY are?! No! So, why say it? Anyways...I hate having to say, "alright." or "okay" all the time (when I am existentially miserable or lonely)...there is some wrong with my brain, but it's dishonest to me...What's wrong with just, "Hello" or even "Hey."? Instead of the effort of "How are you?"?