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Kelvin Ng'ang'a

Kelvin Ng'ang'a

~Currently Kelvin Ng'ang'a is Kenyan based blogger with Kenyan-Ish accent and has interest in trendy and techish stuffs. He is also a student at Kenyatta University pursuing a bachelor of science-Forensic Science. You are warmly welcomed to read his blogs. Comments, opinion and criticisms are highly welcomed. Get an Easy Start,feel at ease! Know what you never saw and see what you never saw! My blogs, My space It's how I choose to tell it!

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November 2015
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You are an Average of Five People you Hang Out With

12041209_1645567915660133_1503810492_oEvery person was ,will or is great because of the kind of people he surrounds himself with.

On the other hand every person was,will or is a great failure because of the kind of people he chose to be with.

It used to be a cliché  by many of our teachers back in high school or primary school or even at the Kindergarten level that we should avoid what they termed as “Peer Pressure” but i partly disagree with them.

Evidently because they didn’t  make it crystal clear what kind of peers we should avoid.For instance why should i avoid a friend who shows me how to solve a sum or to write a project work?

Why should i avoid a peer who tells me lets read an extra book?

Why should i avoid a companion who  gives me a totally new business idea which i never had before?

All what am trying to elucidate is, we should qualify and quantify the kind of people we call our friends and our closest associates may it be in business in academics or other places in our lives where success is the utmost stuff .

As we do all this we should ask ourselves what kind of people we  do partner with? Are they people who adds value to our lives ? Are they people who makes us any better?

                              READ ALSO:Who defines You?

I remember one day when the exam scripts were returned and unfortunately two friends who i will seek them to remain anonymous had  gotten zero(0) mark and all what they did after realizing this, was to hysterically laugh at each other in a way that suggested they were comfortable with their ugly scores.Such are kind of people who  we should by all might,distance ourselves from .

Opinion of my thought :if this two were really great friends,they ought to have been sad about this and instead of hysterically laughing a each other they should have suggested on how to make the exam mark better in  future.

Partner with people who sees you better than they found you.

People who suggest on the way forward to see success as the only  ultimate goal-achieved.

Partnership of Android inc  with Samsung birthed a high quality product because partnership involves blending of masterpieces to give product of it own kind and uniqueness.

A friend who seeks to get everything from you doesn’t qualify to be a friend,the only suitable definition for them can only be a parasite.

No matter how much we try resisting what those we hang around with have ,we will always be finding ourselves adopting some of their characters even if it means slowly by slowly.

If this happens to be the case why don’t we hang around with those who have outstanding achievements- so that we may adsorb the good part of them.

Friendship means that you can share all moments without leaving one another when conditions are unfavorable.

One great thing  i know is that no one makes it alone besides person’s hard work and determination a person success will also depend on how he connects with those people who have already made it.


A mentor once told me that no matter how many close people you have in your network, if you want to be truly great, you must have three essential people in your life at all times this are: 

  • A person who is older and more successful than you to learn from
  • A person who is equal to you to exchange ideas with
  • A person below you to coach and keep you energized

Just like dogs, in some cultures,  they are of low regard and one analogy might be that hanging around people of a lowly status is to infest yourself with their issues. Who do you count as your friends? How particular are you? What kind of influence do you have on those around you or do others have more influence over you? Does the influence lift you up or bring you down? Does your influence and integrity waver with the quality of your surroundings?

One must be of strong integrity and faith to maintain influence with others plagued with bad habits. However there is no greater goal than lifting a person up for good.

The ultimate impact, hopefully, draws them closer to God through the example of a loving spirit.


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  1. MUNENE says:

    thumb up… I have learnt something from today’s message. great work well done

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  2. Chriss says:

    a true definition of friendship i agree..but we often follow pple who wouldn’t do much for us..


  3. cyrus says:

    good inspiration my friend sometime you make my day love that stuff

    Liked by 1 person

  4. chriss says:

    wisdom words man…hanging out with beneficial people…well put..

    Liked by 1 person

  5. yvonnewabai says:

    Good piece of writing but note the difference between the words anonymous and unanimous. You have used unanimous where you should’ve used anonymous.


  6. kirimi bosco says:

    a nice blog there its the high time we chose our best friends


  7. legallyshy says:

    Very nice piece. Do you agree that the lesser the friends the more focused you are?


  8. legallyshy says:

    Good piece. Do you think it’s correct to believe that the less friends you keep the more focused you are?


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