Brainfarts from twenty-something ascending

TwentySomething by Kerrigan and Lowdermilk

  • The so-so wages and could-be-better apartment is something every young working person should go through. This is a sentiment realized by most cultures where the 18 and up pack up and leave, but not so in family-centered Philippines. I feel that the current generation is the first of its kind to try it out on their own, even before getting married and having a family.
  • While a majority of Filipinos leave for better pay and conditions abroad, there are a handful of young Filipinos who have better reasons for leaving – to really try it out on their own. As told by a friend over dinner, “It’s too comfortable to stay in Manila. I just end up staying with my family.”
  • Forgiveness is really an act of the divine. It takes conditioning. It’s not meant to come naturally, it’s not meant to be instant. It’s not always meant to be understood either. You should forgive eventually, or come to terms. But it’s all up to you.
  • You will not use a lot of things taught to you in school. But the necessity of traditional schooling is in how it teaches you to work within establishments. Same goes for standardized testing – it’s not about right or wrong, it’s how you can answer it a certain way, so you can eventually go on your own way. After all, “You need to learn the rules before you can break them.”
  • You are never too old for robots.

More when I feel like it.


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