When I think about my existence and that of other individuals around the world, I am filled with so much happiness and gratitude.
Imagine that your chances of coming here were basically zero and yet you still overcame those odds and are now present in this life.
When you get here, depending on where you are born, people begin molding you into ideal social constructs that they know best.
As individuals, however, none of us while here on earth as babies ever get to pick and choose what ideas we accept as ideal or not.
A blank canvas we all…
This was because Charlie Munger, (a 97-year-old investor, a business partner of Warren Buffet, and vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway )criticized brokerages for making money by selling gambling services to people and also compared retail investors who engage in momentum trading to gamblers betting on racehorses.
The time I lost $25000 in a single day a few years back to people who set up such businesses that take advantage of people’s ignorance and mistakes ran through my mind and I found Charlie’s concerns valid even though…
It’s hard to believe that just less than 5 months ago, I had never considered writing here and now, there are over 102 people who read one of my stories and decided to stay.
Thank you for being here. I know that most people don’t consider 102 a huge number but I do. I can’t help thinking that the excitement that this gives me speaks to some unexamined insecurity I have but I won’t look for it.
All I know is that you people and many others have given me a platform to write, challenged all the ideas I heard…
“You know what ?… Let’s switch off the internet for the whole country so that people cannot riot when we fake the election results.”
I currently live in such a country where we have had the same president since 1986 and he feels like he’s the only one who's got a vision for the country and makes sure he lets all the citizens know this.
As of 2020, Sub-Saharan Africa had 19 dictatorships and one of them is in my country.
He runs the country like it’s his cattle ranch, slaughtering people when it favors him, caging/ imprisoning those who…
A lot of people know this yet most of us still fall victim to the consequences of its violation.
I know and I have experienced the extremes and behaviors that resulted in my effort to make sure I never lost anyone in my life.
The idea of “once friends and now strangers” was something that I would never accept to happen in my own relationships until it almost cost me my life.
But as much as I think those days are behind me, I still see the influence that this still has on other people’s lives.
So many people from…
Most of us in life strive for something to some degree. We may not all push our capabilities towards creating a colony on another planet but we all push some areas of our lives for the better.
Whether you are a student trying to get good grades, a parent trying to make your children’s lives a little better, someone trying to find love, someone trying to build the next Amazon or any form of action you may take to make your life a little better you’ll probably experience these zones of progress in relation to your endeavors.
We also have…
A mantra is a motivating chant you repeat over and over to yourself.
Mantras are most recognized in the world of meditation. They are also used when we are trying to do some great fit like the last stretch of a marathon.
As you can see from the definition above, mantras are often thought of as positive. This is great but a one-sided approach to the idea.
What isn’t talked about much is the other side. The most common side by the way. The negative side.
If you have responsibilities, chances are you have conditions you consider ideal. When running a business or company, success may mean anything. Whether it is a specific revenue figure, an IPO, or a rewarding exit.
Success seems to be the north star for a lot of people. Although it’s different for everyone.
When I started my entrepreneurship journey more than 5 years ago, I had my one simple success ideal. To make so much money.
Over time, when the money came (and went), I began viewing success in a different light. …
Imagine you’ve written a story on Medium. Medium’s curators think it’s cool, so they make it a top story. As usual, you get the congratulatory email. That email comes with a bonus credited to your medium account.
That is the very basic explanation of what Vocal Media has done. I am of course going to explain a little more, including how you can qualify for the bonus. It’s not for top writers only.
Am sure most writers on Medium have heard of Vocal Media. But for those who have not, Vocal Media is a writing platform like Medium.
Hi, I’d like to welcome you all to the first newsletter. My name is James Ssekamatte and am so glad that you decided to join.
I have always loved the concept of sharing ideas and nothing makes me more happy that it is now a possibility thanks to our friends at medium.
This Newsletter is one of my weekly efforts to always send out and hopefully discuss important ideas that can move us all forward towards mastery and attainment of our ideals.
I hope you will find the content here extremely helpful.
Artist, Engineer and human on the journey of health wealth Love and happiness