Dili’s Log 傾聽你的心 ― dedicated to the people that got me here.

About Dili

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Dili? Dili Nna? Ekene Dili Chukwu?

O Wind, if Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?

Percy Bysshe Shelley

I am a product of faithful friends and role models. I’m neither a square-jawed hero nor a nefarious villain, humanity is somewhere in the middle. I am a hugger, a toucher, and by nature emotionally generous, but also have an unconcealed capacity to be pragmatic, solitary, and irreverent… life has its drawbacks:/ I do not take life for granted or too seriously, and principles are usually the frame of my demeanor – not impression. I genuinely deem everyone interesting and are intentional about connecting, but prefer the company of people that lead a purposeful life. I identify with all peoples – the world is bigger than any one ethnic or gender group no matter how nuanced and fascinating it may seem to itself. Consequently, I make and actively pursue friendships across genders and cultures – convinced that quality cross-gender relations needn’t be sensual to carry depth and meaning. I’m quicker with names and slow with faces. I dislike goodbyes and reunions alike, yet faithfully cherish the faintest acquaintance even over distance – every bond is different. I esteem people highly. Nonetheless, my sense of self is independent of popular acceptance – whether positive or negative, with impunity.

I wrote the logs on this site to muse aloud, and although a fan of intricate long reads, my goal here was to publish short articles that make deep connections [hopefully], not an intellectual or professional impression. The theme of my writing is reflective: from business to life as an everyday person. Some entries are independent bits to a larger more personal collage of meaning. Still, being a public journal, every article is open to a kindred spirit.

Born in Nigeria, I grew up amidst the sputtered variety of both its northern and southern cultures. The assortment of my background instills in me an overwhelming fondness for humanity as a race. I love our species. We are a resourceful, resilient, and largely magnanimous race. My admiration for humanity resounds in every individual I meet, even in mundane situations. Every person, no matter their station in life, mirrors the essence of the human experience I treasure and respect. Frankly, I see why our race remains the obsession of deities. As a people, even as a single soul, we are infinite and profoundly priceless.

Like coins or watch collectors, I relish collecting authentic moments in healthy relationships with loved ones, strangers, or in solitude – vicariously living through learning or listening to the experiences of others. I especially like conversations about life, relationships, business, history, science, and technology. I’m not much of a sports fan but do enjoy watching winter and extreme sports perhaps for their sheer psychological thrill. I appreciate art, culture, and music – a piano dabbler. Most of all, I adore grit, creators, and the problem-solvers of our time. I love life and the people in it, and while I aim to lead a life that affects the world positively, I hope to always define myself intrinsically – free from achievements and popular acceptance: good or bad. We’ll see.

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