I am thinking of a title for this post


The last few weeks have been interesting. For some inexplicable reason, time seems to be moving faster than usual and catching up with my favourite blogs has been in the back burner. I wanted to say life has happened but I realise even blogging and reading the different blogs engaging with different people and thoughts is part of that life.

This year has been interesting. I discovered I could listen to podcasts. Strike that. I can binge listen, if that’s a thing. I have found a few podcasts that are just the right length and with content that I like which makes me wonder I didn’t start this much earlier.

We don’t have control in this life and I think this is quite freeing. You can eat healthy, exercise, manage stress and still fucking get cancer. This is not to say we shouldn’t try to live healthy or make plans but to be open to these plans and goals being upended when life serves you a curve ball.

Make plans, set goals but don’t be fixated on achieving them. Allow yourself room to miss these goals, to fail, even to do something different. Most of all, enjoy life. We are here to be a happy. If what you’re doing is sucking happiness out of you, maybe you should quit and do something else.

Happy weekend everyone

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

34 thoughts on “I am thinking of a title for this post

  1. john zande says:

    Who got cancer?

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  2. jimoeba says:

    What are a couple of your favorite podcasts? I too recently started listening to some.

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  3. I discovered podcasts probably about a decade ago. They’re great for keeping the mind engaged when walking. I imagine they’d also be useful when bike riding.

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    • makagutu says:

      I have not been a fan of radio and in my head, listening to a podcast felt more or less like radio and there was no way I was going to burn time that way.
      But now I find I can listen to one as I run or cycle.

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  4. renudepride says:

    I’m completely clueless to podcasts as they are usually not captioned so therefore useless to me. However, a title suggestion could possibly be: “Ideas!” Have a great weekend doing whatever you enjoy the most, my Kenyan brother! 🙂 Naked hugs!

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  5. johnfaupel says:

    in your preamble you hinted at our not being free to do what we want, might the old question: Do we have free will? be worthy of readers’ comments?

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    • makagutu says:

      On this, I will say with Tolstoy
      It was necessary to renounce the consciousness of an unreal immobility in space and to recognize a motion we did not feel; in the present case it is similarly necessary to renounce a freedom that does not exist and to recognize a dependence of which we are not conscious.

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  6. How about a title like “Life moves on as does time and it is ever changing?”

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  7. maryplumbago says:

    Very wise words

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  8. The old age question of self-determination; shall we take on sheepishly the challenges imposed by the ever-increasing culturally induced complications, the compounding of anxieties, the questioning of the self, the threat to individual freedom, and perform what is asked of us?
    But what to do, where to go, the ice caps are melting and the last remaining wilderness areas are converted into adventure reserves?

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  9. Funny how I just started a two-week vacation to evaluate where I am now and how I can improve all sorts of things in my life and I open this post and end up reading, “If what you’re doing is sucking happiness out of you, maybe you should quit and do something else.”

    Coincidence?

    Whatever, sure is uncanny.

    Now, back to the podcasts.

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