About

ABOUT KWABENA BRAKOPOWERS

WHO THE HELL AM I TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY?

Well, am just a normal guy who love reading. While I will advise you not to take anything I say seriously, you can take it seriously if you want. If you like some of the things I say, great. And if you don’t that’s fine with me.

I am Kwabena Brakopowers. I’m 30 years old. I grew up in Mamprobi – Accra in Ghana which is located in West Africa. I schooled at Abuakwa State College in Kyebi in the Eastern Region and read Political Science and Sociology at University of Ghana. I travelled to Monrovia, Liberia and lived there for close to two years. I hold Masters of Arts in Development Communication from the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ).

I don’t enjoy alcohol but I do drink once in a while.

HOW WOULD YOU SUMMARIZE YOUR PHILOSOPHY?

We’re all wrong about something, some just a little less wrong than others. Everything sucks some of the time, and that’s OK — happiness is learning how to appreciate the struggles in your life. There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on the planet, you couldn’t be special even if you wanted to be, so stop trying to prove yourself all the time. Trying to prove something to yourself and others is the root of most misery.

Life is about solving problems. Therefore, learn how to pick good problems. Avoiding problems just makes everything worse.

Human emotions are flawed. Always be skeptical of yourself, no matter what. Let go of your identity, you don’t really know who you are, nor should you. Sex is good. As long as it’s done consciously and for emotionally healthy reasons. So fuck your brains out. Appreciate love, but understand there are things more important than love.

Conflict is inevitable and often necessary. Sometimes things need to be broken before they can be made better.

SO, WHY DO YOU WRITE ABOUT ALL THIS STUFF?

Most of what I write is written for myself, first and foremost. I don’t share these ideas because I think I’m right and other people are wrong. I write them because I think I’m wrong, and correcting my own misjudgments on a public platform seems to help out a lot of other people in the process.

HOW WOULD YOU SUMMARIZE YOUR PHILOSOPHY?

We’re all wrong about everything, some just a little less wrong than others. Everything sucks some of the time, and that’s OK — happiness is learning how to appreciate the struggles in your life. There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on the planet, you couldn’t be special even if you wanted to be, so stop trying to prove yourself all the time. Trying to prove something to yourself and others is the root of most misery.

Life is about solving problems. Therefore, learn how to pick good problems. Avoiding problems just makes everything worse.