As the mother of a fifteen-year-old boy, and with a house that is open to any and all of our sons’ friends, I spend a great deal of time in the company of teenage boys. Having only had the female experience of teenage-hood, I am fascinated by the male teenage culture and, specifically, their vernacular.
One of the intriguing aspects of the vernacular, which I find both endearing and uplifting, is the way in which they greet each other. Instead of ‘hi’, ‘hey’, or ‘how ya’ doin?’, their greeting of choice is; ‘what’s good?’
Every time I hear one of them say ‘what’s good’ it just warms my heart. I simply love the optimism and the positivity of such a greeting. It’s as if there is this unspoken request for positivity and the assumption that something is always good. As a coach, I am continuously pointing my clients towards the concept of ‘what is right with your world’? For some people, that concept can be very challenging to master.