Books Are Children's Windows and Mirrors
Several images are currently circulating in social media. The following were shared by writer and educator Rebecca T. Añonuevo:
The above is supposed to be a puzzle. The following is my translation:
A symbol of weakness
honor is wealth
modesty is virtue
good looks is capital
life is simply borrowed
origin of all humanity
The above obviously cannot count the number of children in the picture.
The above does demonstrate that books are mirrors. The above reflects some of the lingering attitudes of some Filipinos with regard to what is beautiful.
Seeing the above pages does make me wonder. Perhaps, it is better not to have these books.