hope of the fatherland
May 12, 2008 2:17am CST
I quoted this from Rizal. The youth is the hope of the fatherland. Does this hold true nowadays? The saying have been recited from generations to generations. Have been passed from one youth to another youth. I believe when a youth graduates from being a youth, the saying no longer applies. what i am trying to point out is, those older people who already have the prestige, position and power where the youth's of yesterday. In their times they were the hope of the fatherland, they have been reciting the saying back then. Question, when these youths grow up and become a professional or a mature individual do they still stick to the saying, I guess not. when a youth graduates from being a youth, as such the word youth no longer applies to the person so is the saying... that is what's happening today, sad to say.
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13 May 08
This is the great cycle of life. I could be more alarmed if we have great generations every time. Maybe the hardship we have today is the molding factor of the next. History shows that somebody always rouse from the rank to lead us in the right way. Lets just do the right thing every day, one less problem in the future.
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13 May 08
I remembered what my religious teacher once told me during college, that we cannot do good to everybody, since we are not omni present, the best that we can do, is in a given situation wherein there is that need to do something to help, to be at our best, to offer a solution and so on and so forth, is to do what is the most appropriate and rightful thing to do for the benefit of all. I guess, if everybody would just be thinking the general welfare of all, this could a peaceful place to live with. Exactly, I cannot do so much, but definitely I can do small things, rightful things with my everyday dealings.
14 May 08
For me I would say that saying will stand strong if there is one who still believes in it. For me I still hope that they still are even though I do not belong to the youth anymore. I guess we are an evolving generation and somehow is being transformed into a much different generation from what we are today. What is their future is theirs to discover as we the older generation are just there to guide them as best as we can but we cannot really control their destiny as I believe they will have their own experience far different from what we have experienced. Our real purpose in here is to guide them the best we can if they chose differently then we just have to respect and accept I guess whatever consequences they have to face is theirs to pay and learn from it. Just as we were before.
15 May 08
I am the youth before, I am the hope right now! But sadly we tend to be a guidance counselor, a motivator, a coach and teacher to the youths now, instead of playing the role as the hope, because I believe that what is meant by the saying. I am the hope now. To do matters that would simply make things well and right. To become a moderator, would possibly mean passing the saying to another generation. Why not become the executioner of the saying rather than passing it to another generation. it would just repeat the cycle again.
15 May 08
Well yes you are right we are the hope of the past and we should be doing something to make this land a better land. But it would be fruitless if we will act and not pass it on to the youth. That is why I said we should guide the youth of today so that the hope will live on. I know we all are contributing our part of that hope. It may not be the way we all expect it to be but we are contributing to it. The dreams may not be realized in out lifetime but we should continue hoping that our children will benefit from it. We are living the hope and we should continue passing it on to our future and that is the youth. The cycle may repeat itself, and we may not experience what we ought to be but if we continue passing it on to the youth they may realize it soon in their generation that is why guidance to the youth is very important.
15 May 08
From my personal point of view, I guess this saying applies to a selective few of the youth. Youth of yesterday who are our leaders now in the government have varying opinions and strategies. I believe there are still some of them who really strives to uphold the good morals which they have learned and were taught in school or by their parents to them but sadly, I guess they have dwindled that one could only count them in their hands. I have to admit that I do admire Rizal and some of his ideals still remain with me but unfortunately, everyone is faced with struggles everyday that even a simple single task seem to be very gargantuan not because it is physical in nature; but because one has to weigh every detail before acting on a situation. Sometimes, other people specially the idealistic ones would disapprove on this because somehow, it means favoring other people particularly of higher rank. I believe that the rule of the wild which is 'survival of the fittest' best describes the current situation in our country.