My relationships; why 2017 will be different.

The year 2017 dawned while I was in the city. Fireworks thunderously filled the atmosphere at 0000 hrs. My year had started earlier. The sound made me rethink a little. Here had come 2017, What things could i do in terms of my relationships? how will I make it look different? I started the new year optimistic that it will be good or at least I would make it good. To achieve this i made some resolutions.

So my first resolution was to meet new people and make new connections. By increasing my network, i will learn about other people’s stories. It is four weeks into the new year and i am doing fine. I have found new friends spurning business and many social spheres.

Then came the idea of trying out new ways of approaching friends. I decided to try and meet some new people randomly. I, for example, can think of asking to meet a complete new person we have not shared with before. In doing so, i want to have all kinds of people. The modern age coding will revolve about igniting the fire in people to dream. To make people dream, you have to relate. In this, it has been challenging so far. Kenyans, i have come to realize, fear speaking to new people irrespective of settings.

Meeting new friends at a past event. PHOTO: GEOFFREY

I also decided to have relationships with all kinds of people. Tribe-all is my newest slogan. Class-all is my new game. Race-all is the new objective. There is a lot to learn from the many people that surround us. Age, color, tribe, profession is just a thing that keeps us at bay from exploiting human relations. The successful know the importance of having all types of people. At least you will learn something from each of them.

My family came in another perspective. I saw it wise to make each family member feel good with themselves. I also decided to keep in touch with them more; with lots of passion. We can only have them at a specified period of time. So the family relations is of critical importance in this year 2017. We will be united and close all along.

To those friend i had from before, i decided that i will keep in touch with them. That any call, text or email i will receive from any them, i will answer diligently. The future might not be in surrounding on technology alone, it will surround people. For them to make use of the technology and abundant resources, personal relations will play a key role in all those. So this is the year to repair our relationships.

I will make new relationships, i will make new associates, perhaps i will meet my love in 2017 but all i will do, is have the greatest personal relations with people. We ought to make people trust us before we can begin to unleash their potential. 2017 is a good year, i am optimistic about it. So be my friend, contact me, meet with me, write to me and lets connect. It is the best we can have.

Geoffrey Ndege

Geoffrey Ndege

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6 years ago

Terrific piece

kennedy chomba
kennedy chomba
5 years ago

Good piece Geoffrey. I love the stories, very inspiring.

kennedy chomba
kennedy chomba
5 years ago

good piece Geoffrey

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