Nikhil Joshi, M.D.

What is Letters?

While persuing a career in medicine, Nikhil Joshi was struck with the idea that everyone contained a unique wisdom. The opportunity to share their advice and thanks with the world became the inspiration for Letters.

Everyone deserves to be happy

In order to be happy, you need to surround yourself with people who make you happy. This is common sense to everyone, however it is easier said than done, especially for me. Friends and family are the most important aspect … Continued

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“End of my world” Moments

I am still very young, but I feel that I have learned quite a bit in recent years that I would like to share with you. Not too many people are aware, but when I was a teen, I lost … Continued

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Don’t Give Up, Bottom Line

Ever since you were a little kid, what was it that you wanted to be? A singer? A writer? Maybe you wanted to be in the military or be a police officer. Well I wanted to be a doctor. Ever … Continued

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Adventure!

Hi World – I’m sitting here today, getting ready for a fourteen-hour and some change flight to the Middle East. “Why, R.,” you might be saying, “what on earth is there?” Among things close to my heart, there are things … Continued

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Caring Too Much, Caring Too Little

Recently, I watched a colleague in our neighborhood activist work receive an award. As I listened to the others who were also being bestowed this honor, I was struck by how many of them were exactly like me…we all saw … Continued

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My Purpose On This World

Dear World, I’ve always wondered what I was meant to do on this world. I always knew that it had something to do with helping people but I didn’t really know what to do so I joined the military, not … Continued

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What is love?

You know how people say that love makes you do stupid things? Well, they are right. When I was in my last year of high school, so about 2 1/2 years ago, I thought that I had finally found the … Continued

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Fuck the world, this one is for Nikhil.

Dear World, Although I have read these letters before – if I am being honest, it was more out of a sense of obligation then anything else. The obligation that comes from being a close and supportive friend. I actually … Continued

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Funny story

I have asked for the ability to change the world, to change myself, to become the person I was meant to be- well here’s my chance, it’s fucking cancer. Let me smile my way through it, laugh my way within it, and make each day precious.

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Given The Choice, I’d Dance.

Dear World, My mother always told me, as corny as these song lyrics are, “when you get the choice to sit out or dance, I hope you dance”. I never payed attention much to the meaning behind things as a … Continued

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