Category Archives: Character

Sent Out Like Lambs

It is never easy being good. It takes effort and practice. It seems to be so much easier to just go with one’s natural tendencies rather than to exert the effort to be good. And being good often entails a … Continue reading

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Modern Prophets

In today’s fast-changing world, people are often concerned with appearances. Personality and practices are preferred over character and principles. As long as in the end, people get what they want. Leaders and so-called opinion makers are often looking for the … Continue reading

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Reason vs. Emotions

I fancy myself to be a logical and rational person, using reason as the basis for many of my decisions. But I also realize that I can be a deeply emotional person, at times acting on a whim or based … Continue reading

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It’s So Hard To Be Generous

There are moments in my life when selfishness really hits me hard. I would wallow in extreme self-centeredness, wondering why and what I’d gotten in return for all the goodness, sharing and loving that I do. It is not that … Continue reading

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On Being A Teacher

Often, at night, when sleep is hard to come by, one of my favorite ways of lulling myself to sleep is to remember students who have been in my classes. I am happy that quite a number of them have … Continue reading

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There Is Innate Goodness In Us

Maia just recently turned one year old. She does not speak yet except through a few syllables, like ‘mah mah’, ‘dah dah’, ‘tah’. And yet she is very good at communicating. She knows how to tell us how she feels … Continue reading

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On Being Mediocre

I have always been wary and afraid of being tagged or labeled as mediocre. At work, in my career, as a professional, and in my personal life, I have always avoided being contented with “Puede na yan.” And I kinda … Continue reading

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