I can’t get my ideas together but I will still pursue writing. Why? It’s because I feel like exploding. I’ve been trying to air out my concern about how the president is running the country but no one seems to want to listen. Sometimes, I would even hear remarks such as “give him a break” or even as harsh as “go do it yourself if you’re that good.” That was hurting. I was not being a negative; not even a crab. I am just trying to be the critical one.
I am disappointed not because I don’t want the president to have his seat. I am having this degree of disappointment because I once rooted for him. I wanted him to be at his current position. At the time of election, I’ve been telling everyone how he, despite not being exceptionally intelligent, can actually harness the country into an optimistic state. I once believed that he will be able to foster a sense of harmony; that he will be able convene the country’s best minds to come up with the best strategies. And honestly, if I were given the chance to vote, I would have put the check beside his name.
However, now is a different story. The president, who shall be the one governing the country is not being a real leader. Despite the charisma bestowed upon him by his parents and a remarkable celebrity sister, he is lacking the thickness of will and guts prerequisite to be called an effective one.
In my opinion, an effective one shall be “capable” enough to handle all those people waiting for his mandates. He shall have a stand himself. If his citizens are working hard, he shall be working harder. Lastly, the citizens tell him that they are disappointed, he shall have the balls to accept it and do better next time.
I do rant about all of these to my classmates, my officemates, my siblings and even my friends.
I do that because I was not molded to simply shut up, sit back and let things be. If I feel like there is something wrong, I will be speaking about it. I do recognize that not everybody will ever share my sentiment. But that will never hinder me from voicing out my views and opinions. As the otherare entitled to express theirs and so am I.
These others are the ones that dominate in terms of quantity now. I am a part of the “few”.
Yet, I do not intend to be on this side forever. I am still optimistic.I would be glad to proven wrong. I would want my country’s leader to be a real leader. I would want to see a better Philippines.
Eventually, I would want to see my country gradually taking off and landing a spot in the list of “world’s fastest growing economies.”