Sunday, June 10, 2007

Do It Right

What would you do if somebody you don't even know hits you out of nowhere, for reasons unexpected, but unable to justify the act? You can do many things. You can run away. You can fight back, or you can try talking pacifying the person. You can also do nothing, and let the guy beat the hell out of you. If you're pretty familiar with the law, you can even file charges of physical injury.

What if you were the one who hit someone out of nowhere, for reasons unexpected, but reasons unable to justify the act? In the first place, you could have avoided such a situation, but you didn't. Now you are heading for even more trouble than you ever expected. If he fought back, you could've gotten a black eye, and he could've gotten a rotten nose; you both lose. If he ran away, he could get back at you eventually. If he tried pacifying you, most probably because of anger (assuming you hit him out of anger, or jealousy, or whatever reason), you'd keep hitting him. Use your imagination. Anything could've happened. Anything negative could have happened, because you reacted negatively when you saw that person, whatever he was doing, or whoever he was with.

What if the unthinkable (for you) happened? What if the person you hit files charges against you? You spend two nights in jail before you can bail. You become angry. You think about all sorts of things, like what got you into that situation. Your thoughts tell you, "Never in my life did I imagine myself being locked up in jail. I was born for greater things." You even end up reacting in ways unimaginable. More hatred locks up in your heart, and you curse and end up disrespecting even the family of the person you hit, in different ways. Nambabastos ka na. You even think of ways to destroy the life of the person you hit. To you, it isn't enough that you hit him. You live in a spiral of violence.

Again, what if you were the person hit, and you decided that the rightful thing to do was to file charges? How would you go about it? Would you also devise ways to destroy the other man's life. Would you use every possible means to get the justice that you deserve? Would you also live in that spiral of violence?

We were taught, in one way or another, to do everything with integrity. We do not do anything that messes with or compromises our integrity. Because our lives are dependent on our decisions, deciding with integrity is essential.

Just this week I was told by our new teacher Mrs. Chee Kee that much of what compromises our life is not what happens to us, but how we react. We can always react in positive ways, and positive things will happen. If we react negatively, it follows that negative things will happen. Therefore, we should also guard our thoughts because from them stem our actions.

We just have to do the right things, and most of the time, the right things come from positive thoughts. It all really depends on how we look at things.

18 comments:

Cheddar Almighty Loves JT said...

much of what compromises our life is not what happens to us, but how we react

super true!!

aba may new entry ka na! asan na yung tungkol sakin? HAHAHAHA

pAuLa;) said...

Pretty cool blog:)

Soultified said...

Wow you have once again impressed me with your recent blog. I believe I am becoming a fan of your writing.

Monica said...

Mikee. You write so well. Will you still be in Ateneo in Collage? :)

dana =) said...

Yep, we should do the right thing. =) But I also believe in the Filipino saying, "pag binato ka ng bato, batuhin mo ng tinapay"... And I just realized,the person who is hurt deserves the "right justice".The one who hurt that person deserves the "punishment", and therefore, should accept the consequences in return. By the way, I really like the way you right. =)

.kristine011. said...

i agree with what you wrote!do you know the principle of 90/10?anyway i really like your writing style!:D

Zari said...

Mikee, I'm really becoming a fan of your writing... You never fail to impress me...

By the way, just out of curiosity, where do you intend to take up college? Ateneo or UP?

simon said...

galing! i am in a somewhat similar situation right now. thanks for inspiring.

Pamcy said...

Oh yes,nagpost ka na rin. Wow, you're still bothered with what happened to you and Isabel's ex.

Ok lang yun, you're hella better than that guy, younger ka pa! Hehe.

Well, just keep on posting and many people are really dying for your posts, just like me.

More power to your career and school!

renz/ renzy benzy/ charlie wonka jr. said...

dude! u write so well, daig mo pa si de quiros.. hahaha..

anyways, ateneo ka pa rin sa college or up?? just asking.. haha..

and if you have time please visit my blog:



http://chocoholic-memories.blogspot.com

thank you and god bless!

pau said...

nabasa ko yung tungkol dito sa isang tabloid

addiebabeh said...

I must take this opportunity to "worship" you. Thank God for blogs!

Anyway, I must say that if I were the judge for PBB Teens, I must've proclaimed you the winner. Promise. I see that you are the most deserving person for the title.

Oh well, maybe they just didn't see it.

Life has more things to offer than just showbiz. PBB is not the end, andami pa, Mikee. Super talino mo and talented mo, maganda ang magiging future mo. =D

Ay nako, kung ako lang sana si Kim eh noh...

Okay, I just read and just wanna let you know that someone here is not just your fan... I BELIEVE IN YOU, MIKEE!!!!! \m/

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Mica said...

"Because our lives are dependent on our decisions, deciding with integrity is essential."

This is a powerful line and makes a strong point. I do believe that we have to make our decisions with all honesty and proper judgment to impede mistakes.

Problem though is not all of us care to pause for awhile and ponder on our actions.. Hence our crazy world!

Anyway, kudos to you for the notable insight. :)

Anonymous said...

nice blog!! you're so great! for me, you have the looks and the brain! harhar gling mu smulat! s ateneo k n rin b mgcocollege? hehe :)--->patti

Anonymous said...

uy mikee.. mag-aral ka na lang.. hayaan mo na yang showbiz. di naman sa hindi ka bagay dun pero mas ok kung mag-aral ka na lang. :D

kung ako sayo, mas ok pag yung gf mo non-showbiz, kung hindi dahil kay isabel na yan, di ka masasapak diba.. and basta gusto mo ba na pinakikialaman ng buong pilipinas buhay mo? yan ang pangit sa showbiz e, minsan wala ka ng privacy. dude, you're a smart kid. think about it. stop showbiz, concentrate on your studies. payong kapatid lang dude. ingat

joice said...

how long have i waited for a new entry. and i was late.

genie said...

is this based on a true story? good job, mikee.

We just have to do the right things, and most of the time, the right things come from positive thoughts. It all really depends on how we look at things.

yeah. it all boils down on the person's way of thinking. but hey, i believe you know how to make decisions. you're smart enough, right? i'm here to back you up, yeah! :) hahaha (late na yata ako nagcomment sa entry na 'to..haha)