I don’t know if you stumbled upon this site by accident, were forced to by the pressures of the modern grading system, or (God forbid) if you are actually interested in this sort of thing. Regardless of your motives, I welcome you. My name is Enoch Kintu Mwesigwa. I’m a sixteen year old boy who is hopelessly addicted to the allures of sports and (much to the chagrin of my parents) video games. I was born in Uganda, but I’ve spend most of my life in the Kenya (4 years) and US (11 years). If you do the math, you’ll realize that I’ve only lived in Uganda for one year. So do I call myself Ugandan? Or American? Or even Kenyan? You decide.
If you are gifted with basic cognitive abilities, you have probably deduced (by the title of the site) that I will strive (in a potentially deceptive way) to give you the most thorough portrayal of the truth(sometimes). I realize that I can’t make bold claims without evidence. I will give you two samples (acts if you will) that will establish my credibility.
As my first act of honesty, I will admit that what I am not always honest. That’s Ironic way to prove my credibility, right? You could even call it deceptive. However, it’s not as bad as it sounds. Someone wise (and unknown) once said “The only [fully] honest people in the world are small children and drunk people.” According to that quote, because I am a sixteen year old boy (and not drunk), I can’t possibly be completely honest. Now before you judge me, you must realize a simple truth. The fact that you are reading this nearly guarantees that you are neither drunk nor a small child. So… we’re in the same boat. With that knowledge, cut me some slack. I said that I would strive tell the truth, I said nothing about my success in that endeavor.
My second act of honesty is to reveal my true motives to writing. I’m not going to lie to you like other writers (you know who you are) who say that writing is their favorite hobby. I don’t write for hours on end for my pleasure. In fact, I rarely write in my free time. To be completely honest, the majority of my writing is spurred on by my unfortunate desire to succeed in life. Now that doesn’t mean that I hate writing. A more accurate conjecture would be that I’m lazy. Truth be told, writing is like beginning an exercise regimen. It’s something that you know is ultimately beneficial, but you find it impossible to do unless pressured by outside forces (athletic coaches and AP Lang teachers).
Hopefully I have convinced you I’m somewhat trustworthy and that this blog might not be a complete waste time. If you’re reading this against your own will, I apologize in advance for what you’ll have to endure. I hope that my writing will only give you a minimal amount of emotional pain and possibly no long-term mental illness.
“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.”