Many times I’ve asked myself what I would be, say ten, fifteen years from now. Will I be a career woman working on a company in my corporate suit? Will I see myself in the court defending my father’s case filed against him? Or will I be another count of our country’s high rate of unemployed citizens? Will I stay here in the Philippines for good or migrate abroad for greener pasture?
Everything is uncertain in this world. Because it is inevitable, living here on earth is uncertain too. And it has become even difficult because of the way we live it. Messy, isn’t it?
You watch television, what do you see? A drug addict who jumped off the building because he thought it felt like heaven. A theft killed by the police because of his attempt to murder an innocent child he hostaged. A newly born baby placed in a box left in front of the church, unidentified of who the irresponsible people did that. Jeepney drivers and operators raising the issue on the continuous increase on oil and gasoline, calling the government for immediate effective actions for this problem. Effects brought by the peso-dollar exchange rates. Foreign investors pulling off their investments in the Philippines one after another because of the threatening issues on war and terrorism; and a lot more. Still the list goes on…
You read a newspaper, listen to the radio, surf the net, and you’ll find out that what you got in these media are just those what you saw on T.V. You talk with people around and you hear the same problems and still unresolved problems.
Now, with all these too many tribulations, is there still a bright future that awaits me? Would I still continue to dream achieving my dreams, to struggle to achieve my goals in life? Or will my dreams and my generation’s dreams be just dreams forever?
I hope not. I’m dreaming not.
I call the people concerned, the ones responsible for taking charge of molding our lives ahead: please do your part, make your generation not a problem to ours. I understand that problems have already become part of us, but please don’t add up to all these anymore. Instead, let us all work together and be catalysts of change – a call, a protocol.