Friday, August 21, 2009


When AH1N1 virus hit Mexico and ultimately some parts of the world in the second week of March this year WHO got alarmed and so were the respective governments of the affected countries. Prevention was taught to the people, especially when no medicine yet was ever manufactured to counter the virus. Almost everyone's attention was focused on the outbreak. More so when the virus proved fatal to some patients.
From this view alone we see that people are attentive only to what is obvious. In truth there are some viruses in our society that are more deadly than AH1N1. The only difference is that these viruses do not have proper names. And it hurts so much to know that people love these viruses. Let's take the example of sex videos. We know such act is contrary to our Christian faith, if ever we have such one. But people love watching it, love downloading it and love passing it on from cellphone to cellphone. What about the virus that drives a father to rape his own daughter; the virus that drives people to rob others and ultimately kill them; the virus that drives government officials to rob the wealth of the nation through corruption? Countless viruses are tearing our society apart with the least of our awareness; all because sadly, we got used to this kind of news. What matters is only to whom this kind of incident happen; who are the carriers and who are the victims. These viruses have long been present and are increasing in number.
What must we do now? Vaccines that could prevent these viruses have long been introduced. Jesus Christ, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa and Mohammad to name a few have proven themselves to be a vaccine against these viruses. Each one of us could either be a carrier or a vaccine. The great thing is WE HAVE A CHOICE. WE HAVE THE WILL.
What would you be: a carrier or a vaccine?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Paradox Of Our Time by George Carlin

     Today I am sharing the thoughts from a person who has lived a life and left meaningful words that would make us, the living, contemplate upon for the sake of preserving our values. I agree with George Carlin. Hope you would too.
     "The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
     "We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
     "We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
     "We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.
     "We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learn to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
     "These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or just hit delete...
     "Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.
     "Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.
     "Remember, to give a warm hug to the next one to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.
     "Remember, to say, 'I love you' to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
     "Remember, to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again..
     "Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

      Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

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