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1 year ago

There is a trending male celebrity right now here in our country wherein in a video circulating online he and his male friend/business partner greeted each other with a kiss on the cheek. People were quick to judge that that was his boyfriend and that they were gay couples. How homophobic can you be?

This is the kind of mentality that we have been preaching over and over much more so pre-election and yet here we are again - being judgmental. How hypocrite can you be?

This kind of greeting is normal in other culture. Maybe that's the kind of culture that both the actor and his friend have grown up with. A kiss on the cheek is common in other cultures around the globe.

Just because you don't do it, it doesn't mean it is wrong. Just because others do it, it doesn't mean you are holier than other people.

Is it too hard for us to widen our understanding? Learn about others. Don't cancel them right away just because you don't agree with what they do. Try to understand why they do what they do.

We have the means already to know more about other culture. Don't be ignorant. Use the internet to gain more knowledge.

Always think about what you share online. How does it affect you? What is the impact of what you are going to share? Above all, is it true? Is it relevant? What is the purpose of your sharing? Is it beneficial or important that others will know? Again, always check the veracity. If you think it is worth sharing, then go ahead and share. If not, then let it stop with you.

Like words, what you share online can be treated by others as truth when in reality it is not especially if we don't fact check.

There are so many contents online that we should guard ourselves from.

A friend posted about a kid who tried to hang himself just for the sake of doing it. If his mom didn't hear him calling here then it would have been the end of the kid. The mom asked what made the boy do it and he said he saw it on tv.

So you see, we have to guard not ourselves only but also our loved ones. Whatever they see in you, online or in media, that could have an impact. No matter how much we say that it is wrong, there will come a point that they would like to test it just to see if it is true or not. That's why kids like challenging authorities or their parents. They want to prove to themselves that what you tell them is true. Don't give up on reminding them and being patient with them.

Another issue is the military training to be added back to the school curriculum. It used to be there but was opposed thus it was removed. There is a plan to do that but right now some are opposed to it. While I agree this will be an additional training for kids to be more disciplined, discipline still starts within our homes. If we want the next generation to be better, treat them better at home. We let others take care of our kids and then blame them if our kids did something wrong. It's always the fault of other people. So why not discipline them yourselves and not rely on other people to do your job?

Discipline starts in the home. Discipline starts within.

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I saw in a movie that kissing the cheeks even if your a man is normal so I don't see any problem with that video...and ROTC should be back I agree. I am a graduate of that program and I can say that it is efficient to bring it back

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1 year ago

Dba? Di ko talaga magets kung bakit naging issue un bigla.

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1 year ago

Very true Lee. Homophobic beliefs are still deeply engraved in most people. It will take quite some time before this will change and it takes every one of us to change it 💙

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1 year ago

Just when I thought we are more accepting since the newer generations are more open-minded, only to realize it's still not as open as I thought it would.

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1 year ago

It will take time, but we’ll get there 💙

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1 year ago

I Am soo sick of this judging metaltality.we shouldn't judge any relationship until and unless they confirm what is actually going on. We have no right to guess what is going between two.

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1 year ago

Absolutely!

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1 year ago

Kilala ko yon. Hindi lang sa facebook kundi sa twitter at tiktok siya ang topic na akala mo anlaki ng kasalanan niya. Feeling ko normal lang naman yon pero talaga namang mapagpahusga ang mga pinoys. Isang sakit na hirap nila alisin.

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1 year ago

Toxic din talaga ng mga Pinoy minsan e.

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1 year ago

I have always said that it is easier to teach a child morals and values at home than it is for them to learn outside the home.

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1 year ago

Until they are exposed to the outside world then comes the test for every child which values to keep or not.

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1 year ago

well said sir.. i have seen that video and at first I was very curious why there was such act in front of the audience... something in me was judging jr already but I thought i must know the facts first... and who am i to judge as well? it is indeed human's instinct to conclude right away. i am one and I am not proud.

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1 year ago

Siguro nakikita ko sa mga Arabs at ibang culture na normal un ganun kaya di big deal sa akin hehe.

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1 year ago

Oii, si James ba yorn? Parang I saw a news about him. Nagsalita na din ata sya not sure. Pero yeah, ganyan naman talaga ang iba. Even me nga. Pero mas di ako nagbbgay ng pake sa ibang bagay nalang para save sa pang jajudge ba haha.

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1 year ago

Ou siya nga hehe.

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1 year ago

Who is this bro? Hmm. I'm now intrigued by your first paragraph. Well, we're a country full of misconception and judgemental citizen. Although kissing in the cheek is quite uncommon here, but it's not wrong at all.

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1 year ago

Si james reid bro hehe.

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1 year ago

Agreed, sometimes what we often think as wrong was normal to others. May ma issue talaga haha but I belong to a generation of no secrets hehe. Military training as mandatory will also be great and I think soon it passed the majority bloc haha.

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1 year ago

From being a generation of no secrets, then people should be more accepting hehe.

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1 year ago

Another thing to be added in the school curriculum is a community course on how to mind our businesses lol. Men kissing on cheeks in perfectly normal in some cultures, like the Arabs.

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1 year ago

Lol! That is being taught really but we forget about it all the time.

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1 year ago

Disciplining child means teaching them responsible behaviour and self-control. With appropriate and consistent discipline, the child will learn about consequences and taking responsibility for their own actions.

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1 year ago

It's still up to the child if he/she wants to be disciplined or not.

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1 year ago

You know, humans are created like that... judgemental. Once we see that a trait is not acceptable within our environment we quickly dish out our voice not minding if the same act is okay by the people involved.

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1 year ago

That's right. We really should practice not being judgmental.

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1 year ago

I'm also.in favor of.mandatory CAT or ROTC. Learners could acquire discipline from it.

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1 year ago

I really hope CAT/ROTC will be done properly without abuse.

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1 year ago

Yes you are right but sometimes its hard to maintain discipline and life always not goes as it planned or expected.

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1 year ago

Indeed we are not perfect. We fail but that should not keep us from trying to be disciplined.

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1 year ago

I agree with you. Not because you didn't do it and you saw other people doing it you'll gonna find it wrong and you'll gonna judge them. Each one of us grow up with a different cultures and so we must consider our difference's. However some people's mindset nowadays are already toxic and so we cannot force them to show some respect. Some wanted to be a good example and yet they don't really act as the right one as they even act as a bad influence to our youth. Anyway change was indeed starts from within.

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1 year ago

You nailed it!

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1 year ago

I have experienced CAT when I was in high school, and it's one of the best experienced in my school days.

I'm in favor to make ROTC a part of school curriculum because I found it helpful as well, when it comes to developing ourselves in discipline aside from our home based discipline.

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1 year ago

It's mostly the parents now who are against it I think.

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1 year ago

guess ko na kung sino ung male celebrity ,I just saw the pictures on facebook,ganyan naman mga tao dito sa Pilipinas,makahusga parang alam na agad ang buong storya.Anyway about greeting that way ,normal talaga yan sa ibang bansa .iba lang dito sa atin kaya siguro binigyan nila ng ibang meaning

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1 year ago

Now lang yata nakakita ng ganun un iba hehe.

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1 year ago

I like your last words so much that discipline starts in the home.

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1 year ago

Indeed.

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1 year ago