What the life of Murungi Mastermind tell us about human relationships

ohoros

Village Elder
#1
This shall be a bit of a long and deep introspective post, so all you short span clowns can move on to the next post on how to become an alpha male crap.
This shall probably resonate with the late 30s and above who are thinking a bit deeper about life and what it means.
Back in the early 90s, when I was a young cat in high school I remember seeing this magnificent house. It was nothing like I had ever seen in my life, straight out of the movies shit. I was amazed and I remember mumbling : who lives here? A guy called Murungi i was told. He owns a tobacco company. Anyone who knows this house in Karen knows what I am talking about.
That image never left my mind. I always sat up when I heard the words Mastermind tobacco, yet I never saw this Murungi. Never on tv or in harambees flaunting his wealth or standing behind some useless politicians talking crap at a 'press conference'.
I was intrigued by this man, sometimes i wondered if he existed. But he was around quietly doing his thing/what mattered.
This was a man of no small achievement, a stone cold entrepreneur who fought a multinational like BAT in the pathetic Moi era no less. All the time getting sabotaged by greedy politicians who are supposed to out for indigenous businesses.
But what really got me was his death and to be exact his funeral. He had only very close family and maybe a friend or two who probably were the only sincere people in his life. This is a man who had 100's of so called friends. No fair weather friends and politicians coming to talk shit and his funeral, no gold casket or whole cows turning away at some furnace for people who really never gave two shits about him when he really needed them.
I decided to dive deep and look at what message this man was sending across, rather than just brush him off as wierd.
1) Your family is your fortress have time for them, they are the only ones who trully shall be there for you when your chips are completely down.
2) Do not waste your time milling around 'friends' lying to each other.
3) Handle your business, do what needs to be done, with the skills the almighty blessed you with.
4) In the end, its all vanity. Ashes to ashes and dust to dust.
 

x-trail

Village Elder
#4
This shall be a bit of a long and deep introspective post, so all you short span clowns can move on to the next post on how to become an alpha male crap.
This shall probably resonate with the late 30s and above who are thinking a bit deeper about life and what it means.
Back in the early 90s, when I was a young cat in high school I remember seeing this magnificent house. It was nothing like I had ever seen in my life, straight out of the movies shit. I was amazed and I remember mumbling : who lives here? A guy called Murungi i was told. He owns a tobacco company. Anyone who knows this house in Karen knows what I am talking about.
That image never left my mind. I always sat up when I heard the words Mastermind tobacco, yet I never saw this Murungi. Never on tv or in harambees flaunting his wealth or standing behind some useless politicians talking crap at a 'press conference'.
I was intrigued by this man, sometimes i wondered if he existed. But he was around quietly doing his thing/what mattered.
This was a man of no small achievement, a stone cold entrepreneur who fought a multinational like BAT in the pathetic Moi era no less. All the time getting sabotaged by greedy politicians who are supposed to out for indigenous businesses.
But what really got me was his death and to be exact his funeral. He had only very close family and maybe a friend or two who probably were the only sincere people in his life. This is a man who had 100's of so called friends. No fair weather friends and politicians coming to talk shit and his funeral, no gold casket or whole cows turning away at some furnace for people who really never gave two shits about him when he really needed them.
I decided to dive deep and look at what message this man was sending across, rather than just brush him off as wierd.
1) Your family is your fortress have time for them, they are the only ones who trully shall be there for you when your chips are completely down.
2) Do not waste your time milling around 'friends' lying to each other.
3) Handle your business, do what needs to be done, with the skills the almighty blessed you with.
4) In the end, its all vanity. Ashes to ashes and dust to dust.
Enyewe huyu alikuwa mzito wa ukweli
 

Kigui

Village Elder
#5
This shall be a bit of a long and deep introspective post, so all you short span clowns can move on to the next post on how to become an alpha male crap.
This shall probably resonate with the late 30s and above who are thinking a bit deeper about life and what it means.
Back in the early 90s, when I was a young cat in high school I remember seeing this magnificent house. It was nothing like I had ever seen in my life, straight out of the movies shit. I was amazed and I remember mumbling : who lives here? A guy called Murungi i was told. He owns a tobacco company. Anyone who knows this house in Karen knows what I am talking about.
That image never left my mind. I always sat up when I heard the words Mastermind tobacco, yet I never saw this Murungi. Never on tv or in harambees flaunting his wealth or standing behind some useless politicians talking crap at a 'press conference'.
I was intrigued by this man, sometimes i wondered if he existed. But he was around quietly doing his thing/what mattered.
This was a man of no small achievement, a stone cold entrepreneur who fought a multinational like BAT in the pathetic Moi era no less. All the time getting sabotaged by greedy politicians who are supposed to out for indigenous businesses.
But what really got me was his death and to be exact his funeral. He had only very close family and maybe a friend or two who probably were the only sincere people in his life. This is a man who had 100's of so called friends. No fair weather friends and politicians coming to talk shit and his funeral, no gold casket or whole cows turning away at some furnace for people who really never gave two shits about him when he really needed them.
I decided to dive deep and look at what message this man was sending across, rather than just brush him off as wierd.
1) Your family is your fortress have time for them, they are the only ones who trully shall be there for you when your chips are completely down.
2) Do not waste your time milling around 'friends' lying to each other.
3) Handle your business, do what needs to be done, with the skills the almighty blessed you with.
4) In the end, its all vanity. Ashes to ashes and dust to dust.
A strong family is a very important foundation for those of us that chose to have one. However, having a good network of friends (real and imagined) as well as participating in our own communities has a crucial role in human society. Living like a hermit is an exception in human society, very few do it.
 

Azor Ahai

Village Elder
#10
This advice only makes sense if your goal is to have friends attend your funeral. Friends are important for connections. That's why you should cut ties with any friend that is broke than you. Friends aren't loyal but they are a necessary evil for networking. Don't let friends use you, use them instead and ditch them as soon as you climb higher. Its not personal. They should understand :D. Ukienda Runda cut ties with Korogocho people instantly but politely (ghosting) and start associating with watu wa Karen to upgrade.
 

Kigui

Village Elder
#14
This advice only makes sense if your goal is to have friends attend your funeral. Friends are important for connections. That's why you should cut ties with any friend that is broke than you. Friends aren't loyal but they are a necessary evil for networking. Don't let friends use you, use them instead and ditch them as soon as you climb higher. Its not personal. They should understand :D. Ukienda Runda cut ties with Korogocho people instantly but politely (ghosting) and start associating with watu wa Karen to upgrade.
Are you serious? That's being cheap and artificial. People will eventually come to learn you.
 

Azor Ahai

Village Elder
#16
Are you serious? That's being cheap and artificial. People will eventually come to learn you.
Luckily, I am not in the business of impressing people so...
The only difference between me and most people is that I am not a hypocrite and won't hide what I think just to please them. Most of you will desert your broke friends when you get a fortune...but you won't admit it because of your hypocritical nature. I will because I'm not a hypocrite. To me most friendships are situational and as soon as I get what I want, or when I feel there is no more value in that friendship I ghost them, I move on. The only caveat is to be polite and not to burn bridges...that's why I prefer ghosting.

At your age, you should know that friendships only last if you are in the same social status. If you doubt, get broke and see how many friends you drink with today will stick with you. It is a zero sum game. You are either being exploited, or doing the exploitation for personal interests. I'd rather do the exploiting than be the exploited. For you to win someone has to lose.
 
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digi

Village Elder
#18
This shall be a bit of a long and deep introspective post, so all you short span clowns can move on to the next post on how to become an alpha male crap.
This shall probably resonate with the late 30s and above who are thinking a bit deeper about life and what it means.
Back in the early 90s, when I was a young cat in high school I remember seeing this magnificent house. It was nothing like I had ever seen in my life, straight out of the movies shit. I was amazed and I remember mumbling : who lives here? A guy called Murungi i was told. He owns a tobacco company. Anyone who knows this house in Karen knows what I am talking about.
That image never left my mind. I always sat up when I heard the words Mastermind tobacco, yet I never saw this Murungi. Never on tv or in harambees flaunting his wealth or standing behind some useless politicians talking crap at a 'press conference'.
I was intrigued by this man, sometimes i wondered if he existed. But he was around quietly doing his thing/what mattered.
This was a man of no small achievement, a stone cold entrepreneur who fought a multinational like BAT in the pathetic Moi era no less. All the time getting sabotaged by greedy politicians who are supposed to out for indigenous businesses.
But what really got me was his death and to be exact his funeral. He had only very close family and maybe a friend or two who probably were the only sincere people in his life. This is a man who had 100's of so called friends. No fair weather friends and politicians coming to talk shit and his funeral, no gold casket or whole cows turning away at some furnace for people who really never gave two shits about him when he really needed them.
I decided to dive deep and look at what message this man was sending across, rather than just brush him off as wierd.
1) Your family is your fortress have time for them, they are the only ones who trully shall be there for you when your chips are completely down.
2) Do not waste your time milling around 'friends' lying to each other.
3) Handle your business, do what needs to be done, with the skills the almighty blessed you with.
4) In the end, its all vanity. Ashes to ashes and dust to dust.
With all the wisdom you outlined above, have you started a tobacco company called mastercat yet?

Without tangible effidence hii ni upus ya chief peasant.
 

mikel

Village Elder
#20
With all the wisdom you outlined above, have you started a tobacco company called mastercat yet?

Without tangible effidence hii ni upus ya chief peasant.
@digi we learn from others.....we don't have to go to space to rediscover black holes when we have been presented with proof of their existence.
 

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