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Stephanie @stephanie

It’s been a month since school started and I’ve been feeling down ever since. I cry a lot for no reason, I try to occupy myself, read a book or play video game to calm myself but I get bored of it after a few minutes and just lay down. I feel like I want new friends but I don’t know how to do it, I want to put myself out there but with school I need to focus entirely on my work if I want to have decent grates. I feel trapped, not only trapped by my school work but the entire world. I have to finish school to have a job if I want a roof on my head, but all I want to do is run away as far as possible, live a simple life in a small house with a forest nearby and close to the sea maybe… I know I have to finish school but my body is showing me that he doesn’t want any of it and it’s been hard to keep sane and not actually run away. I wish I could meet people who feel the same and create a relationship, I know how to speak and listen to people but not how to build a friendship…

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Gaurvi Narang @gaurvinaran...

Hey. Some of your feelings are really intense. I can understand the feeling to want to escape when you feel like the world is closing on you. But there is so much more that life has to offer and you cannot lose sight of that! You will build beautiful friendships, i promise you. Just be patient and be you.

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Simran Patel @simranpatel

Dear Stephanie, you just spoke your heart out, I believe you took the first step in starting a friendship with us! And you did great. Don’t worry too much about how you’ll come across to people or what they’ll think about you. Be yourself. Just start a conversation about something in common and take it forward from there. As far as the academic pressure is concerned, it’s not going to get easier. The stress is good though. It means you’re serious about your career and that’s an amazing thing. Give your best but don’t beat yourself up. Hardwork matters but happiness matters more. Do things that make you happy. Believe me, it will take some time but you’ve got this❤️

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Bani Singh @banisinghvasir

Hey Stephanie!
I can understand that. What grade are you in? I remember in my last year of school, the stress was immense. The stress to get good grades and get into a good college. And when times got tough, I swear I have had similar thoughts. Just to live a simple life, because after all, that’s all you need from life, right? And while that is not a wrong way of thinking, I think each individual’s purpose in life is to discover themselves. To figure out who they are, how they can push their boundaries. I never craved for new friends per se, so I don’t know how to help you with​ that aspect. But perhaps just a little hello in the hallway can lead to new bonds and positive vibes. Good friendships are hard to create and also hard to maintain, so don’t worry, you’re not the only one facing this issue. What is the one thing that brings you true joy? Inner joy? At​ the moment, not in the future?


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