i guess you really can't have it all..
the past days, ang dami dami kong narinig na iba't-ibang kwento.. ang sobrang dream ng isang tao, wala lang para sa isa pang tao. ang gustong bagay ng isang tao, problema naman para sa ibang tao. i find it so, so interesting and so i decided to share with you some of these stories.
"i wish i were filthy rich!"
a looot of people wish they were filthy rich. i have those moments where i wish i were filthy rich! who wouldn't want the resources to have anything and everything they want, right? super cliche ng "money can't buy happiness", but its true. i have a friend i would like to call "little miss rich girl". kwento niya na lahat daw ng kaibigan niya, lagi siyang niloloko na sa kanila na lang daw sana ang bahay niya, o damit niya, o mga bag niya, o mga gamit niya. she does feel very, very blessed to have all these things, but with the blessings come the struggles as well. dati, nag-try out daw siya para sa isang talent-based group. nung nakapasok siya, at nakita niya yung pangalan niya sa listahan, narinig niya yung bulung-bulungan ng ibang tao na bayad daw kaya siya nakapasok. "little miss rich girl" finds it hard to prove to people that she can do things on her own, without the power of money behind her, because she can do it, she really can.
i wish i were independent!"
i was blessed to have parents that were the right mix of strict and lenient. but i do have friends whose parents are so strict, that they feel suffocated, and wish so much for independence. para sa iba kasi, living with their parents come with so many house rules, mahirap na ang daming sasabihin ng mga magulang nila with every little decision, at pakiramdam nila, hindi nila magagawa ang gusto nila, kailan nila gusto. "miss mature" was so sure she wanted to move out of her family's house and live on her own. after her first few weeks of living independently, she felt she was living the life. going out on weekdays, no curfew, no having to ask permission to go out, no having to feel your every move is being watched. after a few months of living on her own, "miss mature" realized that a lot of other "no's" come with the set up. no instant clean sheets and warm food, no wake up call with a nice good morning kiss on the forehead from your mom, no access to absolutely every little piece of junk you've kept since childhood, plus add to that, bills, bills, and more bills. independence comes with great perks, but also comes with great responsibilities.
i wish i were famous!"
many filipinos are so fascinated with fame. whether it be famous in your village, in your class, in your whole batch, in your organization, famous among the boys, or just famous in general. "miss celebrity" enjoyed life in the spotlight. she liked dressing outrageously, just to be different from the rest. she loved it when people greeted her often, valued her opinion on certain issues, or even had her photo taken a lot wherever she goes. it meant a lot to her that a lot of people admired her, and a lot wanted to be like her. one day, "miss celebrity" had a bad day. she didn't feel like smiling, she just kept to herself, and she tried her best to stay strong at such a tough time in her life. so she's human. but then it hit her. so many people were in her face, giving too much meaning to every single word, action, and facial expression. making up false stories about her, passing false judgments, and name calling. that was when she felt she wanted to just blend in with the crowd. she wanted to just be able to breathe in her personal space.
isama mo na diyan ang ibang "i wish"..
..ang mga morenang nagpapaputi at mga tisay na nagpapa-tan.
..ang mga kulot na nagpaparebond, at mga straight-haired na nagpapa-perm.
..stick thin girls want to have curves, curvaceous girls want to be stick thin.
..desk job people want to be jetsetters, frequent travellers want to based in just one place.
..simpler folk want to live a fabulous life, social butterflies just sometimes want to live a simple life.
some say "be careful what you wish for".
others say "you always want what you can't have".
there's also the saying "you don't know what you got til its gone".
and of course how they say "make the most out of what you got".
putting all that together, it makes you think..
maybe.. even if you can't have it all..
sometimes, contentment and appreciation and thankfulness for the here and now will help make you feel that you do have it all.