It is not my place to judge another person’s life. Only for myself, for myself alone, I must decide, I must choose, I must refuse.
Fr. Dave’s homily earlier about eating together as a family is reminiscent of our Philo of the Family research paper. Let me share some excerpts from the introduction:
As Aristotle noted, sociability is inherent in man. Among other beings, he has the power of speech rooted in his rationality and natural indigence — although he is ontologically complete, he needs others to fulfill his desire for stability and security. He expresses his ideas and shares his insights through language. Communication is, thus, essential for him to make a stand in this diverse society he lives in.
To build stronger ties amidst the mobility that technologies now provide, it is vital that personal communication still be observed in the family. In almost all societies, not only does eating serve as a means of survival, it also has a social function (Lewis and Feiring, 1998).
Just because she arguably doesn’t deserve the Senate seat doesn’t mean she deserves all the jeers. Her credentials maybe nothing compared to the Master of Laws and extensive government experience of so and so candidates and her victory maybe partly due to her resounding family name, but she’s still human and she deserves, at the very least, the respect ought to every being. If you must criticize, do it intellectually and do not resort to argumentum ad hominem. The insults only prove how you are not any better than the uneducated masa you so passionately condemn for giving her the coveted spot. And don’t be quick to blame the gullibility of this sector because I’m quite certain that there are a number of educated elites and socialites who supported her for their own agenda. Give her a break. Keep calm and stop the hate.
For the record, I didn’t vote for her. But her victory is actually not surprising. Netizens had shared and tweeted quite a number of posts against her before election day and I think no one among those I know voted for her either. But how many of those who have no access to the same privileges that we have have actually read these posts? If they did, it is highly likely that she’d be adding some more years of experience assisting her father after this week. So instead of ranting how disappointing this elections and even the past ones were, how about we do something between now and 2016 so that the voting public will be better guided with their decisions?