Keeping private doesn’t mean keeping secret. There will always be something about you the world won’t know about. That doesn’t make it a “secret.” It’s really just none of their goddamn business.
Success is overrated, don’t you think? I find that most people strive for success, sadly in pursuit of opportunity to make it a status, to project it. And yes, I’ll be the first one to say that I’ve been motivated by the same on occasion. But next to silent contentment, quietly celebrating happiness, “success” and its superficiality somehow lose their value.
This idea of “beer goggles” when you’ve had a little too much to drink. It applies to oneself too, you know. Misguided, misinformed confidence — it’s what it results to, sometimes. The other times though — by all means, celebrate and be extra-extroverted. The universe isn’t always not in your favor.
Look out the window, or if you’re outside, look up. The sky and its endless expanse, how it stretches to the horizon, never quite perceivable where it stops — doesn’t it just make you feel so small?
It’s something that’s just there everyday, but when you pace your life almost to a halt and notice it, you realize it’s so crazy that for all your troubles, apprehensions, triumphs, milestones and life achievements, you’re the most insignificant little piece of shit ever. You don’t even matter. But see, you’re here, and for that tiny, tiny moment that is your lifetime, you’re given the chance to perceive and bask in this gift.
No other proud Filipino moment has thrilled me quite like It’s More Fun in the Philippines has. Mostly what we’ve had are singular achievements we rally behind and take pride in. I don’t know whether to credit it to conscious collective effort, or just infectious excitement, but the idea of millions of my countrymen doing this “thing” all at once and saying “Hi, guys!” to the rest of the world, is — yeah, thrilling. I guess it figures, that it takes us all being connected to see impact.