The Philosopher King

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

The Paradox of Life

Post Views = 2077YOLO is the motto of this generation. We, the youngsters, have glorified “living in the moment”. Yet, many, even most, of us spend too much time worrying in order to have a better future. Right from the time we enter our teenage, we start worrying. We worry about getting good grades and excelling in extracurricular or getting …

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Going with the flow

Post Views = 3704I have been away for a while engaging laziness in an unfathomable way. I would have loved to come back here and tell you how exciting my life has been in the last couple of weeks but alas! I cannot because there hasn’t been anything exciting. I have been cuddling with laziness and suffocating in an immense …

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Ego

Post Views = 4531The human mind has a primitive ego defense mechanism that negates all realities that produce too much stress for the brain to handle. It’s called Denial. Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply put their ego aside and take the time to ask, “What else could this mean?” This is where we …

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In search of The One

Post Views = 3351Universities have become spouse hunting hubs. Some folks have found their soulmate within the first two weeks of joining campus, but it took them months to spot the building where their course units were being taught. So, it should not come as a surprise that while some people are graduating with degrees and honors, there are those …

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Huyu Mtoto Tulisomesha

Post Views = 2147That is what they say back in the village whenever I visit. I hear silent whispers at the stage that ‘mutongoria’ (the leader) has arrived. That is what they now call me having learnt during my graduation (which was heavily attended by the way), that I studied Political Science. I do not need to notify my mother …

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Dear Moriaty

Post Views = 2535It has been a while since our last correspondence. I address you as Moriaty to conceal your real identity just so my friends won’t be on my back and neck immediately after am done writing this. More so, yours won’t be visiting your inbox to ask if we are back together or we broke up again or …

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