The have not(s)…

Well, I’ve read a lot of some guidelines to have a happy life and most involve the do(s). They vary from interaction with others and some narrow down to a personal life. I came across a poster with some simplified guidelines which I find relatable. I talked mostly of the do not(s). I’ll share to how it was quoted:

 

  1. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
  2. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
  3. Never spend your money before you have it.
  4. Never buy what you do not want just because it’s cheap.
  5. Never do anything against your will or desire.
  6. Never allow evil to push or pull you towards pain.
  7. Never speak or react when you’re angry.
  8. Never underestimate your opponent in your life activities.
  9. Never make a judgement from the first impression.
  10. Never make an assumption without a verification.

 

Hoping that, if not all, some of them will be relatable.

 

Cheers!

Kevin

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Stop hitting that backspace…

The amateur blogger or editor involuntarily finds the backspace button a friendly key to him or her. Reasons being, they usually are not sure whether the readers will be much interested in their work. I too get to hit that key and go blank for a minute or two before I get the words to type again. The key problem is under-confidence. This kicks in doubt and lowers morale. When writing an article or blog, try not to over think. Remember, it’s your article. Get to picture it and write it down as you want to. Make it interesting a you can to yourself. Remember, if what you’re writing down is boring to you, it will be twice as boring to the one who’ll get to read it. So don’t shy away, don’t over think, just let it flow. Be there any corrections, the readers will correct you. The more you get to write, the more you get to perfect. So don’t ditch that article in the bin.

 

Cheers!

Kevin

The controllable flood

Recently there have been floods on the roads of Nairobi. Not that there are no drainage systems along the road but because I’ve come to notice something about it… human irresponsibility. Trash is being damped on the road by motorists and the passers-by drop them along the road. On the dry season this may not look like something tragic but to say, oh this place is dirty! But all changes when it starts raining heavily. Upon heavy rains, the soil gets saturated enough to absorb any more water. This leads to pools of water being formed and eventually small streams. Basically, water flows downwards along gravity and drainage systems are best suited in managing water clogging.

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Photo courtesy:  nyumbanitv.com

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Photo courtesy : jambonewspot.com

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Photo courtesy : ghettoradio.co.ke

As this small streams intersect down the slopes into the drainage channels, the small chunks of plastics get carried along with it. Too much accumulation of it in the drainage lines lead to blocked drainage‎ resulting in water overflow and eventually flooding on the roads or streets.

Much of it has been addressed by environmentalists and taught in schools about waste management and control. It’s sad that people have become arrogant about it and we’re now facing the consequences. Flooding due to human activity is controllable. Let’s not blame the rains. Don’t dump wastes in the environment expecting someone to come and collect it for you. Take responsibility and some of this things will come to change for the better.

Yours,

Kevin