I see this “Anti-Discrimination Bill” being talked about earlier in the news here in the PI, I say cool. At the same time, question: “It’s 2012? Is this just another act of politicking? Etc.”
I wondered why this isn’t already inclusive; as part of the PI’s Bill of Rights (Article 3)? A quick research of the Philippine’s Constitution (been a while since I’ve seen this as you may know), ain’t these enough common sense to abide by?
Article 3, Section 1
Article 3, Section 5
Preamble, “under the rule of law and a regime of truth, justice, freedom, love, equality, and peace…”
You would also think for a population that is dominantly Christian (90%+), a religion that holds “Love” as the greatest commandment (all religions and belief systems do), wouldn’t this be instilled from the start of one’s upbringing and social interactions. But I guess, that’s just part of the struggle.
We live to be our best self one day at a time. We’re just human.
So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours.
Love your life. Perfect your life. Beautify all things in your life.
Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.
When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.
Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.