It’s been quite a hectic week for my family and me. I won’t delve into the specifics, but I wanted to share some insights that I realized or were proven to be true yet again. Oh, and I heart Baguio City, but a weekend + 2 day trips = one tired me. 😞
- Trust your instinct. Especially about people. Ever met someone you had warning bells go off the first time you met him/her? You can’t really put a finger on it, but that “stay away from that person” feeling persisted. The more you encountered the person, the stronger it gets. Listen to that feeling. Don’t give such people unnecessary access to your life. If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, then it’s a frickin’ duck.
- Saying sorry is good, but never enough. If you broke someone’s property, literally saying sorry to it won’t magically fix it. It’s the same thing if you hurt someone physically, emotionally and mentally. Saying sorry won’t magically make their hurt go away. “Sorry, tao lang po” can only take you so far. Be responsible for what you do.
- Some people will spin tales and lie to your face to save themselves from the repercussions of their actions. If you are certain of the facts, call them out on their lies. Don’t apologize or feel bad for doing that. They don’t respect you enough to tell you the truth.
- There will always be people who will take advantage of your goodness and kindness. In fact, they will even demand MORE because they know you’re good and kind. They will do bad things, know and admit they’ve done bad things, and still make you feel bad because you’re not letting them go scot-free.
- Some people have a heightened sense of entitlement without realizing they have to put in the work before they can get what they want.
- There are those who don’t value “pinagsamahan”, thinking it’s a free pass for bad behavior.
- Don’t hesitate to enlist the proper authorities in certain situations. They really do try their best to help.
- Sometimes a first offense can be forgiven. Other times, it can’t be forgiven because you don’t want a second, more serious offense to happen. Let’s face it, some people never learn.