Now, here’s the next set of 5 lessons. No winding, repetitive reminders or warnings. Let’s get straight to the point. (In Tagalog or local language) Wrote this with grandchildren in mind. Naive teens that they are, these lessons should serve them well 😄
31. “Hindi lahat ng pustura ay maayos sa bahay”
They may look well-groomed — flawless makeup & fashionably clothed — but they may have left a ton of rubbish/mess in their room. They mah have the time to groom themselves but not the time to be neat and orderly. A clutterred room could mean a clutterred mind & life.
32. “Maaring magastos sa pangsariling kailangan, ngunit madamot at mapang angkin.”
Some people won’t give a second thought buying signature brands, but may need an army to convince them to share their blessings.
33. “Maaring mapagbigay ngunit malimit kailangan ng taga palakpak”.
Do good, always — with or WITHOUT AN AUDIENCE. There is no spiritual merit when a do-gooder seeks approval and admiration.
34. “Mayroong mabait. Pero mas marami ang nagbabait-baitan”.
Discernment is NOT a skill. It is a gift. People with agenda may have mastered their craft. Nonetheless, the truly good ones have acquired the tolerance to live & let live.
35. “Ang pagiging tapat ay hindi lang sa gawa, kundi pati sa isip”.
Mental dishonesty. Easy to spot when they promise you the moon & the stars. What if they promise much less? Empty promises still constitute mental dishonesty. They promise to manipulate, manage you. They often don’t mean what they say, but absolutely has an end result in mind.
Tough, isn’t it? But remember — you don’t have to fight them. Such utter waste of time. Just know…. and be wary. If it’s too much, choose to walk away. Disengage!