Look into my eyes and feel the brown

Me by author

1+1=11 and I can prove it to yah!

Apparently, math is not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind whenever I try to describe myself, but I know a few tricks that can blow your mind.

I use my second name as my first because these days it does not make sense to call me Freddy anymore. It is probably a result of having the same exact name as my gramps, and I don’t think both of us responding to someone shouting “Freddy” is the ideal setting.

When I am not going through dozens of books, I prefer to…


And why this is a bad argument

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The recent launch of the Chinese core module into space for constructing a Chinese Space Station heralded a new reality for nations with space ambitions. Additionally, the task of meticulously coming up with such a feat of engineering is not cheap by any measure of the word. This has led to many critics coming up with the statement:

Defund space programmes and use that money down here.

This is a fundamentally flawed argument, and these are the reasons why.

The money really is being used down here

According to this paper, Measuring the economic impact of the space sector, governments are mostly responsible for the “lion’s share of…


I intend to gain 200 new followers and $200+

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As a rule, what is out of sight disturbs men minds more seriously than what they see -Julius Caesar

We are often left in a position where the best we can do is marvel at how much more we could achieve if we put in a little more effort. This is, what I would call, the bane of someone with potential.

There is not much profundity in the matter but I would best explain what I am about to do as seeking accountability in order to propel myself.

So far, my most productive month was January and I managed to…


From Africa to India, misguided information is a detriment

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The world of history is plagued by the ever-living inaccurate myths that always come jam-packed with their own agenda. It is often some supremacist group, whether it is religious, racial, or even political, that propagate these myths.

I am sure there are many instances of other myths that I have heard, but the ones I am going to tackle in this article give me an extreme case of never-ending yawning.

These two myths need to retire from the common domain.

1. Africans did not have the wheel before colonization

In any forum discussing why the African continent is largely underdeveloped, you are bound to see many inherently racist and…


And even the Atlantic ecosystem

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Thousands of years ago, the vast expanse we know as the Sahara desert was lush and beaming with wildlife that lived in this productive ecosystem. All this changed when the sands that we are now familiar with took over once again, and the reminiscent brown became a reminder of the hardship that came with the desert.

The Sahara desert does serve a role in the oceans and the rainforests; one particular rainforest that it supports heavily is the Amazon rainforest. …


It actually thrived on them

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Rhodesia, a land where the people never die. A country that has more admirers that never lived in it and is glorified despite its glaring shortcomings. It would be better for those who may not be familiar with this country to call it by its modern name: Zimbabwe.

Before Mugabe gained political power in Zimbabwe, the country was a very different place. The economy was thriving, and in fact, some even liken its growth rate to Japan as it registered an average of 9% of economic growth for its first decade.

Despite the many differences with the modern entity that…


The duality of heroism

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“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” — Joseph Campbell

I have spent a lot of time going over academic content that focuses on the anti-colonial struggle and anti-imperial ones. The simplest observation that could have come from this exercise that I devote so much of my time to is that there will never be a hero who is not painted as a devil by another.

There are often interests that aim to bring about this dualistic picture to light, such as the reason this hero rose to prominence and how…


Humor

How has no one ever discovered this?

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Ah yes! Productivity. We all have our days when the slump gets to us. Not productive enough? I feel you. But it takes me to a revolutionary idea. In fact, I am surprised that it has not become commonplace. If we all followed this, we would all be as rich as Geoff Bozos, the CEO of Rainforest. We’d be doing things faster and better than Hussein Lightning completes a 100-meter track. Lemme get straight to the sauce, to the good stuff.

The revolutionary idea is to emulate your brushing hand as you engage in your daily activities.

Not yet convinced…


Humor

Achieving your full potential

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Ever considered writing for bananas and not money?

Tick-Tock and you realize that the writer’s Glock is pointing you. Or was it the Writer’s block? Yeah, that one.

Bananas are the most majestic thing that a writer could possibly want to write for. I am still shocked that in 2021 someone would write for money. What a preposterous thing to do?

Writers are artists. Art is sweet. Like a banana. Why go the long way to seek a path to sweetness when you could get it on the spot.

I lead by example with my writing advice. I believe it…


CONFESSIONS

Maybe 2 or 3 are enough

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“You know many languages.”

This is among the single most common phrases I hear every time I get a new friend. It doesn’t come as a surprise that it is an observation that people get to outright spot despite hailing from a nation where the majority of people speak 3 languages.

Let’s first break down the title. I wrote that I know 10 languages, and this is where I get down to the specifics. The fine line that separates reading, speaking, listening, and writing is what brings about the definition of “knowing.”

The claim rather sounds ludicrous and highly pretentious…

Mwanikii

Writer. Techie. History buff. If it changes the world I’m on its case. Open for gigs… freddynjagi@gmail.com! Published by the Writing Cooperative.

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