11 4 / 2011
Blessed are the meek
There are some people who started to tweet hate messages to me because Mr. Jim Paredes retweeted my message of support for him. Well, to be honest, I’ve been expecting it. Actually I find it funny because I didn’t even mention a name in my tweet, and a whole lot of these hate tweets are coming in. Talk about reading before reacting right?
I’m used to it anyway. Believe me, I do. The quote “You can’t please everybody” has been cliché, but yeah, it does apply most of the time. I always bear in my mind that I was not born to try to fit in the eyes of everyone. So I know that at some point others will hate something that I say or do.
And how do I respond with it? I just give a big smile. I’ve been in debates at school and I noticed that people will always say something to rebut against my argument and save their wounded pride, but not with a man who smiles. At the end of the day, the person who argues is the one who carries a burden heart.
In everything I do, I always say to myself: “I’ve spent sixteen years of my life studying to acquire the knowledge and values to make myself worthy to be called an educated person. With this act that I’m going to do, am I deserving to be called educated?” If the answer is no, I know I have to change something.
An educated person will always act according to reason, and not by sudden rush of emotional impulse. Will act toward his men in a civilized and cordial way like how he wants himself to be treated. And most of all, will respect the opinion of others, realizing that the other party may be actuated by worthy motives, that in judging them they may have acted unwisely.
I have no malice against other person. I give them the benefit of the doubt. If they say negative against me, I just ignore it. It will make me no different from them if I’ll go down to their level and argue.
Christ Himself was persecuted by His own people. Did He try to prove himself right? No. He just prayed to the Father, saying: “Forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.”
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the Earth.
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