Skip to main content

Sekreto ng saya


NAGKASUNDONG ilahad na lang muli ang mga nagawa na nila—hindi na kailangan pang bumalibag ng argumento’t makipagpingkian ng laway at lalamunan. Binabaeng manok lang kasi ang maghapong puputak, puputak pero kahit sariling bugok na itlog, walang maitaktak.

When someone tries to cut your line, all it takes is see again how long your line have been drawn—kumislap ang mata ng katoto nang banggitin kung paanong nilansag ng kanilang bupete ang monopolyo sa industriya ng telekomunikasyon… na naging dahilan upang sumigla ang kompetisyon… na nauwi sa mas maraming nabuksang trabaho para mabawasan hanay ng mga nagbibilang ng poste.

Ganoon ang ginawa noon, ganoon pa rin ang magagawa ngayon—hindi na kailangang subukan ni ungkatin ang
track record o isalang pa sa performance auditing. Such past deeds define character— and past feats and misdeeds have a way of catching up on the present, providing ample jolts of happiness… or floods of regret.

No, money doesn’t buy you happiness… may mga kakilala na limpak-limpak ang tinatabo… and find themselves comfortably miserable with glass of cognac and a spread of truffles, pâté, caviar, and creaky joints wracked with arthritis and uric acid… we share stretches of laughter and rowdy, bawdy camaraderie doused in pale pilsen and cheap tapang kabayo.

So Dennis, what about possessions? Or, Emily, oops, family?

“Actually happiness comes in large measure from past personal achievement according to researchers at The University of Iowa who have identified key predictors of happiness among the oldest old (those ages 85 years and older).

“In a study of 158 Georgia centenarians, scientists analyzed the subjects' responses to a series of questions that assessed their happiness, perceived health, social provisions, economic security and life satisfaction.

“While there was no indication that resources affect happiness, past life satisfaction -- even individual achievements -- was found to have a direct association. Past satisfaction with life -- even if something as simple as recalling isolated career accomplishments – was a major key to happiness in our oldest years.

“To repeat: the researchers concluded that: ‘Past satisfaction with life is directly associated with present happiness.’"

Uh, some of my comrades in arms thought that a few millions stashed and stacked would make them happy and secure—so they gambled away life and limb, and there was hell to pay. We’re not saying economic security won’t count but it is access to resources that will matter as to “subjective perceptions of reality and security issues.”

But we don’t have to be filthy rich or have tons of money for that feeling of security.

So where do we secure security?

It is gained within; it is called peace of mind.

“It's also called having acceptance and having had a purpose in your life and having found meaning.”

All told, “it’s your actual perception of your life that enhances the quality of your life,” especially among those who live exceptionally long—and meaningful—lives that we aspire to.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Every single cell of my body's happy

I got this one from Carmelite Sisters from whose school three of my kids were graduated from. They have this snatch of a song that packs a fusion metal and liebeslaud beat and whose lyrics go like this:

"Every single cell of my body is happy. Every single cell of my body is well. I thank you, Lord. I feel so good. Every single cell of my body is well."

Biology-sharp nerds would readily agree with me in this digression... Over their lifetimes, cells are assaulted by a host of biological insults and injuries. The cells go through such ordeals as infection, trauma, extremes of temperature, exposure to toxins in the environment, and damage from metabolic processes-- this last item is often self-inflicted and includes a merry motley medley of smoking a deck a day of Philip Morris menthols, drinking currant-flavored vodka or suds, overindulgence in red meat or the choicest fat-marbled cuts of poultry and such carcass.

When the damage gets to a certain point, cells self-destruct. T…

Singkamas

MAYAMAN pala sa tinatawag na phytochemicals o sangkap na panlaban sa samut-saring sakit ang singkamas—na sa alias nito sa Latin ay talagang kahindik-hindik na ang dating, Pachyrhizus erosus. Tunog erotikong suso sa dulo.

Jicama ang pangalan nito sa pinagmulang lupalop. Mula pa Mexico, nakarating sa ating pampangin nitong kasagsagan ng kalakalang Manila-Acapulco. Jicama. Sumablay ang bigkas dahil kasintunog ng “higa kama.” Nabalbal. Naging singkamas sa ating wika.

Pampigil sa salakay ng kanser, pampababa ng antas ng masamang cholesterol sa dugo, likas din na antibiotic o pamuksa ng mikrobyo sa katawan. Pampalakas sa likas na panlaban ng katawan kontra sakit. Anti-oxidant o pampahupa sa pagiging amoy-lupa. Karaniwan ding gamit na sangkap sa siomai at lumpia.

Hubad na lumpia! Opo, hindi hubo’t hubad ang tawag sa naturang lutuin. Hubad lang. Masarap kung may kalahok pang budbod na mani.

Kaya nakagawian nang talupan ng mga hayok. Ilalantad ang kinis-labanos na laman na pinipithaya (kahu…

KASI NANLABAN