I Wanted to Be Like them

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img_20170204_141515.jpgWhen I was in primary school, I admired the school masters so much. They were the greatest achievers in my primary environment. The crēme de la crēme of our society then. Was jealous of their success and often worked hard with hope that I would be one. They were always in command and authority over us and their decisions were final. They had the prerogative of caning kids and directing our overal lives.

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Professor teaching a concept

Then high school happened, met a new crop of school masters – degree holders whose heads carried the definitive substance of our lives. And my admiration grew even stronger. I wanted to be like them. I loved their English and sense of fashion (or lack thereof). I held them, and still am – to some extent, with quasi-religious awe. I just wished for nothing short of a high school teacher-self.

Then moved up the ladder to college, meeting thesis writers, rasearchers, consumate professors, academic journal writers, analysts, consultants and fellows. I really want to be like them.

But my want maybe cosmetic, because I now know. Every stage life donates make me want to be like someone. I’m making a stab, just like any other young comme il faut visionaries at finding my true identity, to discover the purpose of my life.

What is good, I embrace each stage of life with THE POWER TO HOPE, which propels me to the next. This power does not work for a few individuals, it works for everyone.

Cultivating the habit of affirming yourself at each stage, of frequently and sincerely communicating your belief in yourself – particularly as a teenager going through your second identity crisis – is supremely important. It is a relatively small investment with incalculable, unbelievable results.

Things may be pretty hard, but something that is truly meaningful and important can become hard and difficult to achieve. You’ve got to face a couple of hurdles but how to tramp them is the secret to success.

I don’t know whom I would want to be like after a few more stages, but do believe I will be my better self.

#Writing Is A Labour Of Love ☺

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13 thoughts on “I Wanted to Be Like them

    TOBIAS JUMA said:
    11 Feb 2017 at 9:56 AM

    it’s of great geordie bro,in life one need to infiltrate and percolate such mores to spearhead one’s dreams

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    Moses Ogeu said:
    11 Feb 2017 at 10:00 AM

    Nice piece mr….

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    mosesaumaspeakssite responded:
    11 Feb 2017 at 10:01 AM

    You may leave a comment or two

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    Kipyegon Willy said:
    11 Feb 2017 at 10:15 AM

    This is true Moses, it’s a true reflection of our needs!

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    Hussein said:
    11 Feb 2017 at 12:24 PM

    I love this “I wanted to be like them”

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    Titus Opiyo said:
    11 Feb 2017 at 12:33 PM

    great one Moses

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    William Ambayo said:
    18 Feb 2017 at 6:32 PM

    Yes. Indeed life is achieved in stages.

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    june kakenya said:
    22 Feb 2017 at 7:08 AM

    ooohw one step beyond… this is owesome,we gain motivation by having a model on whom we are looking upto on every stage of our life.. i love it!!!

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    slyvicky said:
    26 Feb 2017 at 8:52 PM

    Inspiring piece Moses….. Keep it up

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      MosesAumaSpeaks responded:
      27 Feb 2017 at 5:19 AM

      Slyvicky, nice to know this piece is inspiring. I will keep up the job. Thanks and keep it at OneStepBeyond where I give you wings to fly.

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