As the election approaches, I have the urge to write again. First, I am already voting for someone in the Presidential and Vice-Presidential position and I will try not to be bias and by doing that I will not say or drop names in this for the sake of persuading everyone to agree with me on who am I voting.
Setting aside our bias is most likely the most difficult thing we can do whenever there are competitions. In sports, pageants, bets, and even in the elections. I just don’t get it why we should play with others weaknesses rather than playing with our strengths. It saddens me that every time I watch the news, read articles, and even at presidential debates; candidates always tend to play with the weakness of their opponents. Why is it hard for us when we are competing that we give our all rather than telling everybody how awful one is. I am a basketball fan and I love it when players lose, they praise how great the defense of the other team is and their strategy next game, guess what, I’ll do better. How can it not be the same for our candidates?
I am not saying that they are not plaing with their strengths but all we hear are negative stuff about the other candidates and how we should not vote for them (Paid advertisements says othewise tho). Now we think, why should we vote for someone if all we hear are bashes to others. Let’s give time for ourselves to think why we should vote for someone. Do not think of why we should not vote for someone rather think of why we should vote for someone.
Let us all vote depending on our conscience and virtues not because our family loves him/her. Vote for someone who will let your dreams materialize. Take chances on candidates you put your trust on. Do not rely on surveys, surveys set our minds, our votes will set our country. Vote for someone who you see worth leading this nation. Vote for someone who will be the representative of the Philippines in international relations. Give your vote to someone who, for 6 years, you think can lead you. We rant on our groupings in school about our leader, now we are given the chance to choose our own leader. Choose the right one for you.
Lastly, Do not expect change if you yourself will not change. Do not expect a job if you will not apply for one. Do not expect t graduate if you will not study. Do not expect something grand if you are not dreaming big. Change will come and it should start from us; from crossing the streets using the pedestrian lane, throwing trashes in to the trash bin, paying jeepney fares, settling for a zero rather than cheating on exams. All of those things cannot be change by our government. All of those are changes from within. If you want this country to prosper, be that change. Let’s start to be the change. Our role this coming elections is to elect our leaders and as leaders ourselves, let’s help one another. Whoever wins, change will not come from them. Let us all be the change we want this nation to be.