Random Thought #8
It was my mom who instilled in me a love of books and reading in general, and it was my dad who made me a lifelong fan of newspapers – and a lifelong hater of a corrupt and tyrannical government. I consider myself fortunate.
My parents won’t leave me a lot (or anything at all) in the way of material possessions, but they left me with something a lot more important – an insatiable thirst for knowledge and the constant drive to improve my mind (not my financial wealth).
As a son, that’s all I could ask for. My parents both had a good education, and they made sure that my siblings and I all went to college. One sister even finished two undergraduate courses, and another sister and I went on to graduate school.
But most importantly, my mom and dad both talked to us about the horrors of Martial Law under Marcos Sr. They even brought me to one of the Edsa I rallies, and I have a picture...
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