Independent University Newspaper
Copenhagen Business School

Popular searches:

Independent University Newspaper

Copenhagen Business School

I’m going to the concert alone

(Photo: Michael Juhl Svendsen)

(Photo: Michael Juhl Svendsen)

"This is the kind of blog you don't share on your Facebook page. Even for an emotional exhibitionist like me," writes Eric Maganga in his latest blog about being lonely. You can read the blog and listen to the voice over of the blog at the bottom of the blog.

Blog |   26. Feb 2018

Eric Maganga


It’s the perfect paradox – hustle, initiative and good social skills professionally – led to me getting access to the show for free.

Politeness and thought-provoking questions so real they will give you chills and make the hairs on the back of your neck stand tall and still. I connect with the artist time after time.

And yet these qualities don’t seem to translate to the social world my peers live in. New Year’s is a lonely night and birthdays similarly make me reflect on how I haven’t made connections with any common age contemporaries.

Is that why I’m chasing children and a family life? Because I have learned family will ALWAYS be there.

This is the kind of blog you don’t share on your Facebook page. Even for an emotional exhibitionist like me. Showcasing so much of my heart and soul online I’m exposed and emotionally naked. But if they are reading what I share, they damn sure don’t click like, comment or share.

My friendship life has experienced a Renaissance. Mostly from basketball, some common ground, a topic to talk about. But these friendships get hot quick, microwaved so fast, mean so much to start with, but so seldom do they last.

When you are as real and really quiet as me, you are firmly rooted and live and die by your family tree. I say that to say I’m not an instant gratification kind of friend so either you value me and we become family or the friendship goes by the wayside.

If I should twist it, I could say being quiet, I may not ask friends to meet enough, not open up enough and be prone to take things personally, be mistrusting, selective memory wise and only focus on the friendships that don’t work.

I’m going to twist it. Because I know this at least, I’m on a collision course with success – at best I’ll be a sports journalist connecting with the athletes I interview in the US. The musician’s friend with good professional relationships, I’m winning and you should envy. Instead of spelling my name L-O-N-E-L-Y, I’ll forget all the noise, go to my concerts alone and know I have family.

Listen to Eric Maganga’s blog ” I’m going to the concert alone”, which is read out loud by the acter, Piper McKenzie.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

I’m going to the concert aloneby

  • Blog

    Uncertain times: Essential for business schools to understand their market

    The alliance of European business schools met at CBS in June to enhance recruitment strategies, stay informed on industry trends, and analyse where the global economy is heading. The CBS MBA Programmes shares some key take-aways from Associate Dean and Professor Jesper Rangvid’s presentation.

  • News

    Working hard all summer: Bachelor Admissions

    The employees in charge of bachelor admissions at CBS are a small exclusive team. They ensure the validity of diplomas and the fulfilment of entry requirements for bachelor’s degrees at CBS – and, not least, that the applicants get the necessary help to upload the right documentation and find their way around the application procedures.

  • News

    Union reps want transparency about redundancy packages

    The unions are hoping for a fair process – and the AC club is calling for transparency about redundancy packages. Academic union representatives expect that actual dismissals can be avoided among faculty members, whereas administrative staff are expecting layoffs.

  • Gif of the week
  • News

    Snapshots: CBS staff busy preparing for a new semester

    For the staff at CBS, the weeks and sometimes even months leading up to study start are spent busily preparing for new and returning students and a brand-new semester.

  • Guide

    Those odd little words

    Some words of advice from CBS WIRE’s proofreader Helen Dyrbye, a British expat who has lived in Denmark for decades. Here she explains a few tiny words that can occasionally spell BIG trouble.

  • News

    Community is key for study start 2023

    This year, showing both new and returning students the concept of ‘community’ at CBS is a top priority. There is room for everyone, and you can find others that share the same interests as you. Those are the key messages from the Student Communications team. This is highlighted by two campaigns, during the introduction week and at the Bachelor Kick Off.

  • News

    CBS at Copenhagen Pride – in photos

    2023 is the first year for the new organisation Colorful CBS to organise the participation in Copenhagen Pride Parade.

Follow CBS students studying abroad

CBS WIRE collaborates with

Stay connected