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Clinton, Author at Clinton W. Pillay

Adulting

I’m sure most of you have heard of prepaid electricity meters and wondered whether you should make the switch. Some people swear it’s cheaper and others consider anything prepaid to be inferior. Let me tell you about my experience and the advice that I was given. I’ve heard that prepaid meters are cheaper and the […]

Relationships

After crash landing on planet single, our unfortunate protagonist tries to make sense of navigating this unfamiliar environment. He takes to the social sea. He was an avid skipper on his homeworld (Planet Marriage) but little did he know that this sea is treacherous unlike the relatively calm waters on his homeworld. Gone are the […]

Self-actualization

The True Gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from goodwill and an acute sense of propriety, and whose self-control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man of his inferiority or deformity; who is himself humbled if […]

Relationships

After narrowly escaping the destruction of my home world, planet marriage. I found myself hurtling back to what I hoped would remain a distant memory. Much to my dismay, I was on a collision course with planet single.  With a bumpy re-entry into its atmosphere, I crash-landed and stumbled out a little woozy from the […]

Self-actualization

Many people would love to write and there’s this whimsical idea of the process… A dimly lit room, a hot cup of coffee and you in your jammies, totally at peace, in front of your laptop. Your fingers dancing across the keys as you let those creative juices flow from your brain to your fingertips […]

Adulting

Let’s give credit where it’s due… No one likes visiting any government department and we detest standing in queues but this office puts in a good effort. Yes, the queues are long, so go early but the staff work fast and are efficient. The line moves… Unlike other places that won’t be mentioned. If you […]

Self-actualization

If only our purpose was stamped on the bottom of our foot when we’re born. Nothing detailed, just one word would suffice, doctor, lawyer, teacher. Wouldn’t that make life easier? To be fair, human nature is such that if we had our purpose imprinted on our body, we would spend our lives trying to defy […]

Self-actualization

If you’re passionate about wildlife and want to get more involved with conservation efforts in Durban then the honorary officer program with KZN Wildlife is for you. It’s a volunteer program that allows the public to get hands on with nature. The volunteers are people from different generations, professions and walks of life that have […]

Relationships

The Career Myth If you’re like me, you had the following drummed into your head, “First focus on your career. Once you establish yourself, then you can consider getting married.” Sounds reasonable, right? It seems logical. Let’s dig into this logical argument. So by this logic, you work on your career and once you’re high […]

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