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There is a way out. I think the solution is probably eluding us all, and VP Robredo is closer to it than anyone. She works to give people hope, and to participate in finding a way to something just a little better. I thank Will Villanueva and those who commented on his recent article for making this point so clear.
Former Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima said that LP lost the election because LP candidates were busy talking about intangibles when the people needed tangibles. So I wonder, how does one make a dream tangible? For it is the dreams that surround freedom, democracy, and the promise of prosperity that most of us labor for, and self-fulfillment is a big deal in that formula.
Nailing a good job. Buying our first car, and then home. But these things are NOT tangible to someone who labors without much hope. With no sense of having the ability to fulfill a worthy destiny. How do we make dreams real for those caught up in daily struggle? How do we help people touch the dreams, for themselves?
That would break the treasury. Several random ideas emerged from a tweet dialogue I had on this subject a few days ago: It is the wholesomeness of the climb that is important, not the top of the mountain. The Philippines may never be rich in our lifetime. It is the getting there that has to be fulfilling.
If you think about it, there is never a top to reach, for any of us, ever. But we go forward with hope. Every family needs at least one success story.
That makes the dream tangible for the entire family.
It is the proof. The nation needs a President who can cut through the crap. I cited Bam Aquino as an example of someone who sets trivial matters aside to drill into what is meaningful.
His questioning during Senate hearings is a marvel to behold. He is patient to a point, but he is like a hunter with the prey in sight, and he is not going to blink.
It is a sloppy, grumpy, inefficient place, in the main. Because neither government nor private institutions excel at building hope and the power of ambition into the management of their human resources.
Spanish autocrats are still in charge rather than psychologists skilled at motivating people. So step one in re-inventing Philippine dreams might be to start building career paths. Step two might be mandated national service of two years for every graduating senior.Who were the first Irish to land on the American continent and the time of their arrival are perhaps matters of conjecture rather than of historical proof; but that the Irish were there almost at the beginning of the colonial era is a fact support by historical records.
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