I just heard the best acronym for “FINE”. My therapist asked me this afternoon how I was doing, and I replied in a monotone voice that “I’m fine”. It’s my standard response. It covers a fairly broad spectrum of emotion for me and the person to whom I’m replying typically doesn’t sense the sarcasm that accompanies that particular response.
So, I told her “I’m fine”, and she asked if I was familiar with the acronym. Nope, I just knew my own definition of the word, which usually didn’t match up with the dictionary version.
F.I.N.E. Fucked-up Insecure Neurotic Empty
Yep, that about covers it. I love it.