Archive for category Humanity

There Is a Way

In madness, there is sanity.
In chaos, there is order.
In despair, there is hope.
In life, we live.

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When Tragedy Stops Us and Makes Us Think

A bullet train collides with another, killing scores of people. A man dies in the hospital bed. A desperate man committed a crime and was sent to prison. What does it matter? We see far more tragic news everyday on the news. Read the rest of this entry »

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Choose One: Honest Asshole or Kind Liar?

One of the things I like to ask people occasionally is: “Pili ka. Mabait na sinungaling, o tapat na tarantado?” (Choose one. Kind liar or honest asshole?) Read the rest of this entry »

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Alone and Lonely with or without Money?

Which is worst? Being alone and lonely with money, or being alone and lonely without money? If one has to choose between the two, most people would choose to be alone and lonely with money. How about you? Read the rest of this entry »

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A Little Sensitivity During Calamity

As part of my training for certification as a PADI IDC Staff Instructor, I spent considerable time helping one of the candidates for Open Water Scuba Instructor certification. As far as his skills are concerned, he had no problem. However, the candidate came from a less fortunate family. Needless to say, he was not able to complete secondary school. His inadequate education background made it difficult for him to understand key concepts in physics and physiology. Read the rest of this entry »

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Venting or Sharing?

A few days ago, I made a post titled People Around Us. Blogger Nadirah Angail of Love… Explained left a comment and I quote, “I believe challenges and disappointments in life must be ‘storied’ in a way that is empowering.” That got me to thinking. What had I been doing lately? Each time I open my mouth, each time I post a new article, or each time I update my status on Facebook, am I venting or sharing? Read the rest of this entry »

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People Around Us

My godson is spot on when he said he would like to be surrounded by people who are positive thinkers and successful in their own fields. He understands that the people around him can and will influence him, and that being said, he would like to be influenced in a way that is beneficial to him, his wife, and future children. Read the rest of this entry »

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Debt of Gratitude

Soon after moving back to the city, the plan was for me to work as a sales agent and, at the same time, set up a new company. Having lived in Boracay the previous five years, I knew what life was like in the island. One thing I could not bring myself to accept was to have my own child study in that island. So when I decided to get married, my soon-to-be-wife agreed that we should live in the city. Read the rest of this entry »

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