Friday, March 7, 2008

Being More Rather Than Having More

it is indeed a different kind of experience to teach basic reading lessons to a 16-year old guy. at first, i was really scared because eventhough i haven't seen him, i know for sure that he is bigger than i am. what really scared me is the fact that he is a special child. he is mentally retarded. he is 16 years old but his mind is for 4 year-old kids. before the start of his session, i really wanted to tell the supervisor that i can't handle him... but he said i should give it a try. as i was teaching him, i've seen that he is harmless and is eager to learn. right there and then, i realized that if i'll give up teaching him, maybe no one else would ever dare do that. maybe he had been through lots of tutors and they cannot take his case that's why they quit. if i will do the same, he would never learn. he would just be what he is right now.
why do i still teach him eventhough im not paid at a high rate? maybe i just wanna be more..not have more.

*haha.grabe, i never knew i'll have this kind of outlook on life*

Friday, February 29, 2008

I say..

"basta alam mong tama ka, wag kang magpapaapekto." this is what kei told me last night. Thanks Kei! tama ka talaga..

CARES. people care about people. when people care about you, they love you. but sometimes, they tend to care so much that they even forget to think if the person they're caring for still likes the attention they are giving. they tend to care so much that they even care for the things they shouldnt be caring about.
ADVICES.people give advice to people whom they think need it. but advices are just advices. it is never an SOP to follow the advice that was given to you. and sometimes, you appreciate an advice if the person who'll give it knows the whole story and not just mere gossips. you tend to appreciate an advice given by close friends or the people you really trust. for me, advices are better asked rather than given.
LOVE. when people love you, they dont hurt you. they know their boundaries. they know if they are needed or not. they dont just tell you things in a hurtful manner. they tend to feel what you are feeling. they say their comments in a way that you will realize your faults without even entertaining the idea of them-hurting-you.
ME. i am a bit sensitive. sometimes passive. a bit intolerable. seldom weak. oftentimes outgoing. super bit introvert. sometimes submissive. seldom self-centered. not always idealistic. often skeptical. a little bit gullible. often misunderstood. many description fits me. but still, even i cant understand who i really am. but i am certain that i know myself more than anyone else in this world.
OPINION. someone's opinion on what is right may not be right for others. no one is obliged to believe on the things other people are saying. it is a person's prerogative to refuse on someone's beliefs.
each of us has our own way of running our lives. if you think their ruining theirs, the least you can do is to let them be. afterall, i believe that no sane person will ever let their lives be miserable.
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