Sunday, May 23, 2010

Rules to the Grown-up World

One of my favorite opinion columnists from The Philippine Star is Federico Pascual of Postcript. Today he repeated on his column some very basic truths on life and the world. Obviously in reference to the recently concluded elections, but also useful to life in general. Read and find yourself nodding in agreement at the simple, yet oft-overlooked rules of the grown-up world:

  • The world is not flat. Neither is it black and white. The landscape has an irregular contour, and is suffused in grays and a kaleidoscope of colors.
  • The just-concluded election was not a cataclysmic battle between good and evil. It was just a pro-forma process of asking the people to elect their leaders for the next three/six years.
  • No one man nor group has a monopoly of vice or virtue.
  • In politics, whose core is human relations, it is not wise to speak in absolute terms, to stereotype people, to view actuations as either black or white without conceding anything in between.
Read the full article here.

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