Sunday, May 21, 2006

Character Change

Let me expand on my idea for character change. We Filipinos need to become more aware about our responsibility to help one another. We have a lot of work ahead when it comes to the concept of common good. What seems to come so natural here in the US and that is people in a community coming together to build projects or organize into groups remains largely a dream in the Philippines.

A good area to start is the concept of recycling as much as we can. This may be more expensive in the short term but this will eventually free-up a lot of land fills and keep everyone conscious about the need to conserve our resources. Garbage collection must be made regular and more often. And we need to make fresh potable water readily available. Society needs to put more premium into cleanliness.

We all need to be reminded that we are all in the same boat and we all need to work together to improve our common lot.

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