One of the little things that happen during a day is the small talk we hit people with in the hallways or coming in and out of the men's room. "How ya doin'?"
There's usually a grunt or some boilerplate, we count that against our quota of human interaction for the day, and we decide we adulted today. I think that's how it's supposed to wor.
It doesn't work like that.
We don't need to know about your recent surgery or how your bodily functions aren't occurring to your liking, but these questions don't have to be dismissed superficially. Answer them thoughtfully.
That's not adulting, that's humaning. That's mastering.
How you do the little things is how you do the big things.