The Golden Rule

Do not do unto others what you don’t want others to do unto you. This is such an easy rule to understand, but it’s very hard to obey and live by. In my thirty years of existence on earth, I have come to realize that the golden rule is a tough rule. I have obeyed and disobeyed it countless times. It’s a shame I can still talk about it.

I dunno with you, but I still believe in this rule. I still think it’s doable. I still think that if more people get to practice this rule, the world will be a better place. Less chaos, less hatred, less injustice, less prejudice. More order, more love, more justice and more understanding.

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Different Meanings of a Sigh

I have been sighing a lot the past days and with that frequency, the sighs meant different things. After my work at the restaurant the other night, my body felt really tired and so I let out a sigh of exhaustion. When I had finished a report I was working on in the office for days, I sighed in relief. When I got very interested in a restaurant deal being sold over at Deal Grocer (one of the more popular groupon sites in Manila) and found out it was sold-out already after checking out the site, I felt the need to let out a sigh of sorrow. Not really sorrow but sadness in its shallow form.

This one tops it all off. When my brother D confessed to me that he’s not happy with his job anymore and wanted to quit, I sighed in disbelief (and with a bit of disappointment) because he was being reckless with his decisions again. He said he’d just concentrate on the board exams (he’s taking the LET). I tried to give him my sisterly advice but he seemed too determined to push thru his plan. But I guess he realized I had a point so he said a moment after he’d just wait for his contract to finish. That’s roughly three weeks from now.

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