Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I did not want to write about this, but it's been hounding me for a week already. I did not want to write about it because I felt I was going to sound like my parents. But I realized I am a parent and if I do not stand my ground about the issue then my son would probably get mixed signals from me.

I cannot help but admire how my Kuya brought up his kids. His eldest just turned 20 years old this month and I could not forget how he answered the question about getting hooked on adult content. He was just about 15 then and had just gotten his own PC and his own room. This spelled privacy and more freedom to do whatever activity without parental supervision. His parents were scared that he might get addicted to stuff that's not right for him. 

His answer was very plain and candid. He said, "I am not going to go that way because pron* is not good. It shows disrespect for what God has given us." We were taken aback by his very mature reply and his parents knew then that they have formed him well. Now at 20 he is on his own in a faraway land and we all know that he will be alright (I do peek at his FB every once in awhile, I'm his Tita anyway). 

I was really saddened last week seeing how people have been proliferating more interest about the tragedies of other people. Everyone makes mistakes, but that does not give us the right to be voyeurs to that tragedy. It's unbelievable too how much justification can be conjured just to prove that it's okay.  And it's more sad that people will start attacking your own person just because they do not agree with your position. Geez. 


*sadyang misspelled