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By Debashish Reang

How To Stop Feeling Lonely





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Debashish Reang
Debashish Reang
Hey, friends!
Like I said in the last issue, I was hospitalized recently because of dengue fever. The idle time in the hospital allowed me to reflect on a few things and arrive at a few conclusions.
In addition to that, of late, I have been socializing more than I have at any point in my life, and I love it. Time spent with friends also helped me gain insights on quite a lot of things that concern 20-year-olds. I want to share those with you today.
While at the hospital, the first thing that I thought about was how lonely I felt. I think that was an obvious thing to think, given that my family and friends were not around me. One thing led to another, and I tumbled down the overthinking path.
Of course, all of that went away once I got back to the campus and started socializing with my friends. Talking to mom and my sister also helped calm me, and it alleviated my overall well-being. I think talking to others helps and we should express our feelings.
Credits for the last tip go to two friends in my study group (IIMA allots study groups to promote discussion). According to them, instead of bundling up your feelings, you should express your feelings. I personally do not subscribe to that philosophy, but I am keen to try it.
In summary, the key to stopping feeling is to reach out to people. It can be as simple as calling your mom and discussing daily happenings. If you are one of the lucky ones with a partner, you can call them and say how much they mean to you. Or, if you are like me, you can knock on a friend’s door and crack jokes and make them and yourself laugh.
I hope you have a great week. I hope that you are in good health and will achieve all that you ever dreamed of. Take care. See you around!
- Debashish
P.S. - I now have a Buymeacoffee page. Please go here and buy me a coffee if my writings helped you in any way. You should also go to and check out the latest articles.

Weekly Favourites
TED Talk - I’ve rewatched Tim Urban’s talk, Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator. It is one of the best talks that I’ve watched so far. Go and watch it if you have not watched it yet.
F1 Race - I discovered the Turkish GP 2020 extended highlights, and it’s one of my favourite race videos ever. The comment section is especially hilarious. The YouTube comments section never disappoints!
I am reading Poor Economics by Abhijit V. Banerjee & Esther Duflo. It proved very insightful so far. However, I’ve been procrastinating a lot lately, and so have not been making much progress on the reading, but I should be done in another week (hopefully!).
Articles & Essays
  1. Prison Breakthrough, The Economist - I read the article for my Microeconomics class. The article talks about John Nash’s contribution to Game Theory and the application of Game Theory in real life.
  2. Readers Share the Startling Wake-Up Calls That Changed Their Outlook on Life, The Profile - Reading the outlook of different people on the fragility of life made me reflect on my own life. Polina writes, “One of the biggest lies we tell ourselves is that time is abundant.”
…the times do, in fact, change. They change relentlessly. Inevitably. Inventively. And as they change, they set into bright relief not only outmoded honorifics and hunting horns, but silver summoners and mother-of-pearl opera glasses and all manner of carefully crafted things that have outlived their usefulness. - Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow.
Of the nature of women, nothing final can be known. - Tara Westover, Educated
Stop being on bad terms with ppl you love...Death is real, permanent and random 💔🥺
i wish you kinder, softer days that put your heart at ease 🤍
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