today is world ocean day.
in line with this, the philippines was pronounced as the center of marine biodiversity in the world
so what if our country (the philippines) was very very rich in natural resouorces?
so what if we use our resources inefficiently?
so what if the ocean was instantly becoming polluted?
as long as most of us still have plenty of water to consume, we do not care.
as long as there are fishes sold in the market, it is ok.
as long as there is still water in the world, it is fine.
we have to be aware that we are a part of the ecosystem, the ever vast food-chain, a society of living creatures, that one disruption in the natural flow of life can cause devastation of the whole chain.
earlier, i’ve heard that senator lito lapid is going to run for makati city mayor in the upcoming elections.
there’s nothing new about ex-movie stars running for political positions in the country.
so what if an incumbent government official can vie for another position without resignation?
so what if lapid proclaimed earlier that if ever he won, he will ban rallies at makati?
so what if it might have been another plot of the government to detract its critics?
as long as we eat thrice a day, it’s ok.
as long as we can watch our favorite tv shows and movies, it’s alright.
as long as we provide ourselves our needs and some wants, it’s fine.
we have to at least give back to our parents and to the society their nurture (on whatever degree it might have been) by being vigilant, pro-active and sympathetic to the society.
in one way or another we can do something to improve the political condition, the education situation and the socio-economic predicaments.
screams of nature and the society were slowly silenced by our conditioned lives leaning on the verge of apathy.
the thought of surviving the urban and rural jungles, the thought of finishing our routine of tasks and the thought of somehow escaping the realities hitting our lives, made us deaf on the cries of the world.
our lives conditioned to normality push us towards the cliff down to apathy.
while most of us would not give a damn on the incessant screams of politics, nature, society and family, we must remember that some people and groups would find ways of removing the cork of apathy in their ears to respond to the screams of the world.
pdi article about world ocean day
a scream is an exaggerated call for attention.