You seem quite an optimistic person, have a good day :)
I’m alright lol. Thanks, you too!
Salam, how should you deal with loneliness after being cast to the side by "friends" because you want to stick with religion instead of certain materialistic things? Sorry if this doesn't make sense.
Wa alaykum al salaam!
Make new friends! I’m serious. Just get out and about, and socialise with like-minded people. Make an effort to engage with people who you feel more comfortable with, and try to forge a friendship with them.
"Before I went to the protest that day, I stood in front of a picture of the Dalai Lama, and I swore an oath: ‘If I am arrested, I will not give the names of any of my friends.’ They put me through eight months of interrogation. They burned cigarettes on my face. They made me stand in ice for four hours, until my skin froze into the ice, and then they pushed me forward. They gave me electric shocks on my tongue. They told me they were going to kill my father and mother. After eight months, I had a trial. Two guards stood next to me when I testified, and they hid electric shocks in my sleeves in case I said something they didn’t like. I was sentenced to four years. Sometimes I’d get so hungry I’d eat toothpaste. And sometimes I’d get so thirsty, I’d drink my urine. When I finally got out, I weighed 39 kilograms."