Philippines just had it’s national elections a few days ago. As expected, the results were mostly disappointing. People just voted candidates based on their popularity, not on their contributions to our country. They didn’t care if those candidates let down our country once, if those were from show business, just as long as their names are well-known because their whole clan held positions since God knows when. Commercials, jingles, and “donations” are enough for them to deem the said candidate deserve their valuable votes. Then months after this, when people don’t get what they want, they would rally and blame the corrupt government for their poverty when it is them who refuse to work for a living and just keep asking for help from different churches and other groups. Eventually when 3 years pass people are fooled again and vote for the same candidates.
Similar to the situation stated above, elections for class or student council officers ends up the same. Students vote for those people who belong to popular cliques despite knowing that those people wouldn’t do their responsibilities and what’s worse is that they don’t really care if those people do their jobs or not. The only thing students really care about is their batch shirts and they would get mad at whoever the representative is when they are not provided with those shirts.
The country can be compared to a single class or school. Both the countrymen and students lack the ironically rare common sense, voting for popular people even if they are perfectly aware that they won’t really do their jobs. They don’t learn from their past experiences and still depend on others for things that only they can change(so much for independence and democracy). The difference they have is just that most of the country’s elected want the position for their personal gain, while most of the students elected are just forced to run and lead and won’t really do anything about the other students’ wrongdoings.
Our common sense is important to the well-being of our society, in the same way a giant panda is important to our biodiversity. Sadly, we now live in a world where common sense has become a rare and vanishing commodity, that even the so-called smart or academically intelligent people seem to lack at times(yes, including me). Like the giant panda, our common sense has become endangered, mainly because of our actions and our ignorance. Likewise, it is because we don’t use our common sense that we are ignorant.
Our society won’t be saved from the injustices we see everyday if we continue to be ignorant and not use our common sense, in fact, these iniquities would get worse. One day we’ll wake up and realize that we are not having a peaceful world, rather, a third world war would surface. Ignorance is not as hard to cure as my insecurities, trust issues and paranoia. People don’t actually need expensive education to cure ignorance, even the underprivileged can just by knowing the difference on what is right or wrong and acting based on this awareness to make the world a better place. A great example is voting for the right people. By saving our common sense, we can also save other species who needs our help, like the adorable giant pandas.
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Seeing all those pictures, messages, whatnot posted by people on Facebook for their moms make me jealous. I also want to have a relationship with my family where I can express whatever I feel without the fear of being judged by them. I also want to be able to show my love greet my mom or whoever on different occasions openly, and post pictures about it.
Most people would tell me that I’m being a whiny little brat again and I should just post stuff to solve it all, but for complicated people like me, it isn’t easy at all. I’d rather write a commemorative post here on tumblr where no one will ever know how I feel than say it out loud because I’m a coward and I really suck, not just as a daughter, but also as a person.
I was actually supposed to bake my mom a fruit tart, but I wasn’t able to because I thought mother’s day is on the 15th and my money is not yet enough to buy the ingredients. I can’t have a joint project with my sisters either because they don’t seem like they even remember that it’s the mother’s day today and have anything planned for my mom.
Looking through a mother’s perspective, seeing her children and husband(whom I supposed I got my tsundere genes from) do nothing special for her on mother’s day while other moms get showered by love hurts, and if I experienced that, I’d be mad at my family for a while. My mom is different, however, because, instead of getting mad at us, she just whines and does some pagpaparinig(which annoys me the most)so that we’d give her something.
My mom is an annoying living contradiction, She’s always insecure and paranoid, very much like me, and I hate and blame her for passing me those traits because it made my life a mess. I’d always get mad at her easily, shout at her. I also don’t take her seriously, especially the time when she had breast cancer. I just got annoyed at her for being whiny and just continued to be a selfish brat, minding my own business, and I truly, truly regretted that. If there was a time when I should have changed and become a better person, that was the time, but I just let it pass because of my pride.
My mom is a strong person, surviving that cancer and continuing to work even during her chemotherapy sessions just to pay our bills and tuition, and I never thanked her for that. And now, even if she already recovered, her cancer might still come back, and last week she experienced some of the symptoms again, and thankfully they had gone, but we couldn’t be so sure of the future. This has triggered my fear of the death of my loved ones once again and I wish I was a better person to my mom. I’m really trying hard to change now, you know, but it’s just too hard. I’ve only managed to control my temper for a longer period of time. I’ve still not gotten over my irrational hatred for her and I still blame her and my family for my messed up life.
I hate to admit it, but I love my mom as well as my dad and three older sisters, and I won’t be able to live without them. I hope that the day when I am able to open up and thank them would come when it’s not too late. Happy mother’s day to my mom, who’ll probably never come across this long piece of crap.
jkdfjdjas. i thought mother’s day is on the 15th. D: i don’t have money to buy ingredients for the fruit tart yet sdjhadjkk