Saturday, May 29, 2010

Attention deficit disorder

NAGPAPAPANSIN. ‘Yun ang sira. Kasi’y talamak yata ang sakit—attention deficit disorder… na ipagpipilitan ng mga dalubhasa na attention deficit hyperactive disorder o ADHD. Kulang sa pansin, sagad sa samut-saring gawain—ganoon, ayon sa mga dalubhasa, ang mga sintomas ng may ganoong kapansanan sa utak.

Mahirap sundan ang ganoong pakahulugan… kasi kapag subsob sa samut-saring gawain ang tao, tiyak na batak ang katawan at isipan… tiyak na masigla’t masaya… kasi nga, earnest brain or brawn work floods the body with bliss hormones—oxytocin, endorphin, adrenaline, amygdaline, somatotropinum, thyroxin and such-- that inundates every hard-at-work individual with a sense of well-being and self-assurance.

Pero kung nagpapalaki lang ng itlog, putak nang putak buong maghapon at magdamag, that’s a pathetic case of terminal pathology. Sure ups nuisance value to the rooftops… A disease is a disease even if it brings up nuisance like a pestering chancre.

Seen within the perspective of 1980s film character Marion Cobretti such noisome nuisance can be told: “You’re the disease, I’m the cure.”

Unprovoked, the bloke comes out of nowhere, lashes out with a mouthful. He gets a witty retort. As those shrewd Jews have it, “What you give you get, ten times over.” The two cents worth wasn’t enough; he tosses a few more coins, lashing the lashed with a suit.
Aba’y sutsot nang sutsot para mapansin—hindi nakuntento kaya isinunod ang libel suit. Pity the hapless newsmen who got caught in the hurl of halitosis, they were also booked for the same offense.

Nakarating na nga sa husgado ang usapin—tiyak na talo sa kaso ang taxpayers. Another lout of a case to be heard, taxpayers’ money paying for the entire proceedings no matter how protracted the swap of arguments and pleadings. Meanwhile, the move to decriminalize libel still hangs fire in Congress.

Naihinga sa katotong Atty. Manuel Manaligod, Jr. (he was then mangling a Canadian rock group The Who number“some pig in suspenders, bring it on with your jeans, but your Nashville sneakers always drag me down, down…”) ang ganitong usapin, na puwede namang dinggin kahit sa lupong tagapamayapa ng barangay. Sentido kumon lang ang kailangan, “Who drew first blood?”

Out of puberty to be mired in poverty.


Sa salawikaing Tsino, “Kung ibig maarok isip ng sinuman, binibitiwang salita’y masusing itimbang.”

The courts can hear them out stacking up load after load of arguments but those versed in clinical neuropsychiatry may come up with a diagnosis-- it’s likely a terminal case of attention deficit disorder.

Kasi kapag subsob sa samut-saring gawain ang tao, tiyak na mahuhutok ang katawan at isipan… tiyak na masigla’t masaya… kasi nga, earnest brain or brawn work floods the body with bliss hormones—oxytocin, endorphin, adrenaline, amygdaline, somatotropinum, thyroxin and such-- that inundates every hardworking individual with a sense of well-being and self-assurance.

Malaki’ng pakinabang ng lipunan sa mga ganoong tao na subsob sa gawain.

Walang kaso.

Pero kung parang manok na nakalimlim sa itlog, putak nang putak buong maghapon at magdamag, tulad ng kalapit-bahay sa Kalye R. Salas, Ciudad Real that’s a pathetic case of terminal pathology. Symptoms point to brain lesions, even the advanced stage of a consumptive ailment. Sure ups nuisance value to the rooftops… But a disease is a disease even if it brings up nuisance like a pestering chancre.

1 comment:

韋于倫成 said...

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