Amour propre

If only people would practice what they preach, then maybe this world would be a better place, far from what it is right now, far from what we have become. We sermonize the ways of mankind according to our level of importance, we all think we are better than everybody, or that we are too special to be mocked or derogated. We patronize ourselves too much by climbing desperately on our own pedestal of honor and supremacy. We pry on the failures of the unfortunate and weak. We covet what we don’t have. We resent our deficiencies by treating the prosaic and sane with malice. We are selfish. We are nocuous by nature, finding new ways of hurting people is what we are good at.

 

Yes. There are some who claims to be a manifestation of decency, of virtue or of probity, yet they can’t seem to validate their purpose. When are we going to stop hurting ourselves just to prove that we are on the pinnacle of the status quo? Until we ruined everything that we truly are? Until there is no more to decimate?

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11 thoughts on “Amour propre

  1. Jeenpeys. I rode in a lot of Jeepneys when I was stationed in the Philippines. The Victory Liner too. I loved the drive to Baguio – that’s my favorite city! But my favorite sunsets are looking over Manila Bay from Rizal Park. I miss PI!

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