In my early 20s, I thought that this is a question I had to have an answer to since everyone around me seemed to have one for themselves. The struggles were real in finding my own identity since this was a question that I had never asked myself.
It was around the same time that someone I cared about deeply started attaching my personality to an identity that is globally known as evil. “Psychopath”.
Since I was still in the process of figuring out who I was myself, my mind seemed to take up that identity even if part of…
Those that have spent years writing here know how important curation used to be in the past. Even the newer writers like me who started out in 2020 still speak to the power that curation held on the success of stories written.
Lately, however, it doesn’t seem to be as effective as it used to be in the past but I still use it as my main aim when I write articles that have nothing to do with writing on this platform, and here is why.
Curation to me means a lot of things. As a new writer on this…
I’m not very optimistic when I hear people talking about ending racism in one sentence and within the same breath talk about people who are “the other”.
Not that we human beings can’t get rid of racism. Human beings have faced hate before and been victorious against it so there is no doubt we can do it again. Our challenges still lie in divisions and the economics of racism but I will talk more about the divisions in this article.
Divisions, however well-meaning, are filled with a lot of biases that aren’t very constructive and most of which still block…
· My Story
· Imagination and Creativity Are For All
· Build Curiosity to Remain Hopeful
· A Few Ways I Build Curiosity and Keep My Hope
∘ Listening to my intuition
∘ Separating my secular rewards from my advancement
∘ Questioning my beliefs and those of others about me
∘ I Don’t limit any person’s development
I recently came across an article that talked about the frustrations of readers having to get generic advice and sometimes irrelevant or obvious advice like “how to brush your teeth”. …
27 months later, while I watch people go on 30-day challenges of waking up at 4:00 am, the easiest thing for me is to wake up at 3:30 am and this has been the case since August of 2018.
My extremely early rise came when I was leaving on my own in India and had just finished my last course unit at university. I started panicking while asking myself questions that most people undergrads have like, “what am I going to do with my life now?”
The scare that this question gave me was the beginning of my unhealthy sleep…
If you have ever had any form of social interaction which am assuming everybody has at some point, chances are that you must have encountered some of the most interesting people you know as well as those that are not very interesting. In my experience, most people think that the latter are the only ones who are always insecure and the former aren’t.
This may hold some truth to but only a half-truth. …
I’ve always thought about myself as an introvert and naturally tried to stay away from anything that involved trying to gather an audience around me and the things I do. Occasionally though, this was not an option especially when I picked up music and I had to play the guitar or piano in front of crowds.
Whenever I played music in front of people, it made me feel happy. Contrary to what I thought would be a massive spree of anxiety attacks. So when I put a hold on playing in front of people, I couldn’t shake off the need…
I’ve published about 4 articles this month. It’s not that I don’t have ideas to write about. 54 of them are seated in my draft section and I couldn’t take any one of them into full completion. Naturally, my statistics have reflected my lack of “productivity” and the experience is forcing me to re-evaluate my priorities here and whether or not I want to be writing one month or a year from now. So far, I have had several reasons to hold on even though this sometimes feels like a storm that will never end. …
I recently read an article where the author advised people to stop using the word Asian to refer to 4.6 billion people.
This took me back to a question I have asked myself for so long….
Can we exist without definitions?
If you met me, there is no doubt I am human… Very dark, 6'2", lean, huge nose, very short curled hair…I’m unmistakably African… Based on my values, you could place me somewhere in the East of Africa and then based on my mother tongue and name, you would place me in Uganda.
After all that analysis of me, you…
Trying to inspire someone while at the same time intentionally or unintentionally making them feel guilty is what I call “guiltspiration”.
Example: Imagine you are starting out at 0 building a coaching business and you watch your inspiration and role model successful coach offer advice on how he built his business and his advice to you and several other people on youtube is this… “Listen to me because I have made so much money doing this which means I know what I am talking about. …
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