The Shenanigans of Progress

The Genesis of Inequality – The Failed Promises of Food Production – The Superbugs – The Advent of Social Media – Progress has a Weak Point. The Genesis of Inequality About 15,000 years ago Homo sapiens were hunters and gatherers. But somethings began to change around 9500-8500 BC –  we started to domesticate plants and Read More


How can we create a Just Society? The Veil of Ignorance

Black Professors and Molecular Genetics – The Wisdom of John Rawls – Blame it on a Logos We do know for a fact that if you are born into a particular race today, at certain places in the world, or even certain places in a very, very small country, your odds of success can change Read More


The Lost Wars of Optimism

Seneca, the lake Wobegon effect – The Cult of Romanticism – But, not necessarily (Un)happiness is reflected in the disparity between our expectation and the truth (i.e. the reality). The smaller the distance between the duo, the less unhappy we become. In other words, to be unhappy, is to be disappointed. I will begin with Read More


Festina Lente: The Problem with my PhD Thesis.

Moremi, a detective par excellence – 50,000 soldiers, 9,000 horsemen and some 37 elephants – Fabius Maximus ‘the delayer’ – The problem with my PhD Thesis. Moremi Ajasoro was a heroic ancient queen of Ile-Ife – the cradle of the Yoruba (mostly in West Africa, Nigeria). Recent re-appraisal of legends convinced me that she deserves Read More



A Warm Conversation with my Physician I spent my week in a slight state of discomfort with some fairly intractable symptoms, so I decided to stop by my physician. I started off with the checkups: oxygen level, blood pressure, stuffs like that and soon my physician stepped in. We had a pretty short (and warm) Read More

Marcus Aurelius


MARCUS THOUGHTS ON TIME, JEALOUSY, AND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GOOD LIFE AND A GOOD WIFE. After an inundating recommendation by Tim Ferris and Ryan Holiday, I finally got my hands on an ancient book on stoic philosophy – Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (written around 167AD). The book was originally Marcus Aurelius’s diary where he Read More

100 Words Optmism


  On Optimism: A fictional friend told me the other day about his staunch conviction about the existence of only exclusively pessimist beings. To which I refute. Two instances that resonate: 1. The last time you set your alarm clock (say, to wake up in the morning), will you consider yourself a pessimist or an Read More