Random Thought #3

When a job “forces” someone to turn his back on his principles, especially if the person is one of the more stand-up guys you’ve known dating back to your college days, what does that say about the character of that person? Where’s the integrity you thought he had? And we’re not talking about some grunt here who’ll starve the second he loses his job; we’re talking about someone whose profession and experience will guarantee the same (high) quality of life for him and his family even if, hopefully, he wakes up and decides that living up to those principles is more important than keeping a job that muddled up those principles for him in the first place.

What can I say? That’s what politics can do to someone you believed was an upstanding person.

Addendum: I’ve never fully embraced the corporate life. And I haven’t really escaped the grind, truth be told, although I’m fortunate enough to keep my own hours and I can work from home. But you know what? I’ll choose the life of a capitalist drone anytime than be a puppet.

After all, at least I can still say, freely:

Marcos, Marcos MAGNANAKAW, MAMAMATAY-TAO.

 
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