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First letter to my son(s): What makes a man?

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WHAT MAKES A MAN

What defines a man? A man is not defined by his material possession, nay, a man is defined by his generator; where he derives his philosophy of life, what many call his core. For a good core will generate a good man, the reverse is true. A man is not to be defined by the easy and happy times, for...

DEATH AND GRIEF

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Death and Grief

Full disclosure; I identify as a stoic, at least for now. It means, albeit philosophically, that I’m obsessed with death, that I aim to live with no fear of death. I look at our bodies as decaying matter, and those obsessed with it as self-morticians. Do with that information as you please, now...

You are not special, no one is..

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You are not special

“You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You’re the same decaying organic matter as everything else.” Chuck Palahniuk Let me tell you a little story about you and me. The very fact that you are you and I’m me is all but chance. From the probability of your mother and...

It’s ok to breakup

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break up

“You can’t have a real relationship until you are willing to not have a relationship.”Susan Pease Gadoua Just take a second and think about it, two total strangers, each from very different backgrounds with secrets and childhood issues “Fall in love” and head over to a church to...

Tales of a Kenyan prostitute…

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Tales of a Kenyan Prostitute

It’s almost 1:30 am and this is my first client. It’s one of them slow days. Is the economy tough or this isn’t just my night? We went back and forth on price. Almost made me feel like I’m begging him. I had to accept the amount he offered, slightly below my minimum. Yes I have a...

Everything comes to an end, eventually.

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EVERYTHING COMES TO AN END, EVENTUALLY

Empires, big and small have come and gone; The Holy Roman Empire, The Vast Ottoman Empire and even the Great British Empire are all but done and dusted. A figment of the past. Sheer memory, a distant one even. At their peak, they seemed invisible. Vast and powerful, they seemed destined to last...

What if I Don’t Want to go to Heaven?

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What if I don't want to go to Heaven?

This one is going to be controversial, some sensitive people will get butthurt. So let me get some caveats out of the way. I respect everyone’s religion and right to worship. I also respect your right to get offended🤣🤣🤣. Anyways, tukueni serious. To the good Lord above, I’m just another confused...

How to Deal With Problems

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In a letter to his friend Lucilius, Seneca is quoted saying, “That there are more things that frighten us than injure us, and we suffer more in imagination than in reality.” What Seneca was trying to communicate is that we worry more than we should. We worry about things that happened...

Opinions and Why you shouldn’t take them seriously

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In life, everyone has an opinion. Few are valuable, most are a waste of breath. Given a chance, everybody can form an opinion about anything, some will be educated, most will be lazy. To beat yourself up because of someone else’s opinion is like complaining that night has come. There will be night...

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Ken Juma

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