The Philosopher King

Writer, philosopher, painter and a student of life and politics. Follow on Twitter @cj_njoroge. Instagram @cj_njoroge

Goodbye Mum

Post Views = 5773 Dear mama, “It’s with a heavy heart that I write you this note, knowing the amount of pain it is going to cause you. Mum, I want you to know that I love you dearly and will always love you. If I am given the opportunity to live again, I will still choose you as my …

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Council of Areopagus

Post Views = 4517 We are seated there just the two of us in my crib. He is on the bed, his back to the wall. A pillow and a duvet cushioning his back against the hard-cold wall. His feet under another duvet; a position he takes whenever his mind is engaged with something serious. In this particular case, I …

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2020 is here!

Post Views = 6464 Man, often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end up becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to …

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The madness and charm of crushes

Post Views = 16573 We met while I was working. It was in a class room setting. A conference. She was two seats in front of me. What captivated me the most was her voice. Melodious, loud enough, cheeky but sweet. I had laid eyes on her that morning as each one of us walked into the conference room to …

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Rise of the Phoenix

Post Views = 16630 People are resilient. I think we are designed that way. Its embedded in our DNA to forge ahead, to soldier on. Classic scenario of survival of the fittest and we are the fittest. After all we are still here, aren’t we? But sometimes it feels like we are on our own. It might even feel like …

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The tie that binds

Post Views = 28422 I’m beginning to see the wisdom in keeping an ocean between oneself and one’s own relatives. Family is the tie that binds, but while one end undergirds human civilization, the other is a noose choking away our individuation. We enjoy occasional meals, exchange Christmas cards but the reason we are always vexed is the notion that …

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