Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Stripped of Power

The end of the impeachment trial of former Chief Justice Renato Corona was considered by others to be the end of a political feud while for others it's just the beginning, but I say we're all just in the middle of this political story to which the end is yet to be seen on the horizon, for every political act gives birth to another act and so it goes on and on until the time the next generation inherits the system we so proudly endures at the same time pollutes. Both sides will agrue the law to be on their side, both will argue to have followed their conscience. But in politics perhaps the only legitimate claim would be following one's interests. The people no matter how powerless we feel remains the sole source of the power that engulfs our government, and we must always remember it is through our weakness that our officials gains their strenght. When the people are weak politicians becomes strong and it's the strong who rules the weak and in the end we deserve the government we elect. The downfall of the former Chief Justice should reminds us that the problems that we share are far greater than the problems that divides us.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Tolerance And Not Hate

Acceptance is probably the greatest challenge we face, from our family, from our friends, from society, from the Church and most especially from ourselves. When we accept who we are, we build the foundation of our existence, we provide joy to what may be a tumultuous life. Self-acceptance provides strenght, belief in ourselves that we are no different from any other individual regardless of sex and sexual preferences. Growing up I knew that I'm not a regular Juan, I'm attracted to the same sex but that never stopped me from being me rather it increases my tolerance to others not just on their sexuality but with them being different in many ways. There are lots of uncertainties in this world and the problem with most people is that they believe they are certain about many things. They claim to know what God thinks and so knowing they become dangerous because for some they would die for it and others would vilify you for it. I do not claim to know what God thinks nor what God's will and so I practice tolerance. I leave to the wisdom of every individual that they know what they're doing in accordance with their faith and their convictions. We claim we should love every human being but hate them when they don't follow. We claim we should be understanding but condemned when there are differences in beliefs. For how do we practice tolerance when there is much hate. None of us in this world even the brightest person has a grasp of God's omnipotence and it is presicely for this fact that we must not pretend to know what is right and what is good for our only basis is our own conscience and every man has his own conscience so let them be the judge of their own actions.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Helping Others

Helplessness and pity are among the most painful emotions we can ever feel. To overcome pain, which is a combination of pity for the person suffering and pity for ourselves, we rush to be helpful. This can make us feel better and might even help the object of our concern but we do not ever permit ourselves simply to feel the helplessness and pity that we feel but are forever, 'making better' we damage those who have inspired our sense of responsibility, for we have become the most dangerous person in the world, a person who knows what is best for other people. We want to control everybody and everything. We want to take away from other people their right for self-determination, which includes the right to make mistakes. If we cannot make mistakes we cannot learn. In assuming the responsibility for other which is rightly theirs, we are trying to stop them from changing.