Another year almost over and what do we have to show for it?

By Joy Rizal

Another year is almost over. And we still face the same old issues, from text books not being delivered until the last part of the school year (if at all), to school instructors and school heads that refuse to report (or make written reports regarding) health, safety or corruption issues. After all, as one DepEd school head (principle) so quaintly summed up the situation, "'everyone' knows about the problems why do we need to report it to anyone?" "What you expect of us is unreasonable."

With that in mind I would like to leave everyone with some thoughts to consider as we enter into 2015.

- The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. [George Bernard Shaw]

-Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. [Dale Carnegie]

-Ideas are useless unless used. [T. Levitt]

-It is not how many ideas you have. It’s how many you make happen. [Advertisement of Accenture]

-You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. [Andre Gide]

-If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got. [Albert Einstein]

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Wherever you may be I hope you have a Very Happy New Year.

May we all find the courage and strength to help make positive changes in our nation that will help everyone, as well as the courage and strength to stand against the things that are harming everyone in our nation.