I made this drawing in 2019, and I’m still not a 100% sure what the answer is.
“I’m busy” is, apparently, still a Very Interesting answer to give when someone asks you how you’re doing.
My first response is to start worrying about that person’s health. And priorities. Which is not helpful. Not for me, and not for them.
Plus, I live in the 21st century too. I regularly feel like I’m ‘busy’. But I’m beginning to distrust this whole story. There must be other (better) ways to be an interesting person. If that’s your ambition in life.