I Am Watching YouTube

I am watching YouTube. To be fair, I must apologize to anyone I have ever sneered at for watching self help videos. I am now in your shoes. To divulge more would be imprudent and so here’s a rough idea.

Everyone, from the greats of history to the living legends, talk about their turning points in life. The fact that all these turning points were arrived at by the help of encouragement by others is noteworthy. The kung-fu warrior undergoes tutelage at the hands of a master. Green in the beginning but after Shifu imparts wisdom into them their lives change in more ways than they could imagine. Such is the powerful nature of discipleship.

In the present, we can equate the Shifu to YouTube, the teachings to tutorials and our subscription as discipleship. Truth is, as I grow older I yearn for meaning. The meaning of everything around me and ultimately the meaning of life that would lead to the understanding of myself.

Watching music videos is not enough anymore and neither is binge watching the Green Calabash. I have with me the greatest source of visual aided learning, and ogling at vines isn’t going to cut it.

A few days ago I began a journey to further better myself. To remould myself like the cracked pot in the hands of a potter. Maybe I’ll add some color to the cracks or fill them up all the same. The point is, I need a potter and I think I found one in the vast fountain of knowledge in books and to reenforce it, I am watching YouTube.

To reinvent myself would require a lot of skill seeing as I am going at it alone, I will need to learn fast and I just might know how.

It's a trip! I'm an undergrad student of B. Sc. Geomatic Engineering and Geospatial Information Systems at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

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