Most of the time when I am walking through the University , I am walking in my own zone, thinking about my notes , making sure I walk between tiles , my time table and so many other things . Then suddenly some girl just calls out my name , I don’t remember her name but I know the familiar small talk we are going to have . First: Exclamatory hi! . Second: How is it going/ internship question/ wow you are about to graduate questions . Then it’s time to say goodbye and then we both say “Take Care” . These three questions are programmed in my subconscious mind , just to prove myself a human . After the goodbye I am confused for a moment giving a name to the individual I just met . Small talk is not the issue , the thing is we are saying words not knowing their meanings . Even knowing the meaning we are using them recklessly rendering them without meaning progressively .
You told me to “take care” , maybe I will maybe I will not . I don’t know that you care for me , but your “take care” just evaporated , you committed the crime of liberating the word from it’s meaning . After realising how a small group of true friends is the only thing I need , acting social seems a burden sometimes . There is no harm in smiling and small talk but using words that touch a soul is important .
When I am with my friends I never say “take care” because I know , I will definitely take care of them . “Take Care” sounds so selfish , sounds like you do your thing , take care , do whatever , I am not even looking . I will use take care only after I have chatted with a close friend after a long time and I will be there to inquire about them next time when we talk. It may not be selfish but a product of our busy lives , just trying to say something polite . What is your take?
In the end I feel find someone who says I will take care of you and just embed them in your lives!