07/14/2014 08:42 am ET Updated Jul 14, 2014

Happiness Is Overrated

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Some years ago, I spent time with a guy who I typically greeted in the most ordinary way: "How are you?" I'd ask.

"I'm WON-DER-FUL," he'd respond, rapturously, and every time I asked. Talk about a conversation stopper. What do you say back to that?

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