PHILOSOPHY & LIFE

Philosophy

What does it mean to be poor?

What does it mean to be poor?

According to surveys, a large percentage of Filipinos consider themselves as poor. Poverty, in a literal sense of having no fixed jobs, not eating thrice a day, doesn’t have a good dwelling place to rest and probably can’t afford schooling. Our country indeed suffers from […]

Is Man Comparable to a Machine?

Is Man Comparable to a Machine?

We live into a world that is truly amazing! What we see, what we hear all comes from the wonderful works of the Absolute. We are God’s masterpieces. We are special in the eyes of God. We are created last for humankind to have a […]

Why You Need to Change Now: Problems and Where to Go

Why You Need to Change Now: Problems and Where to Go

We live not in bed of roses. We sometimes experience thorns along the way. Life is beautiful when we don’t have problems isn’t? However, it can also be as devilish as hell when we encounter limiting and painful experiences. I can say that people have […]

Love and Family: A Metaphysical Reflection on Gabriel Marcel

Love and Family: A Metaphysical Reflection on Gabriel Marcel

  In the study of Metaphysics, the metaphysician tries to at least grasp knowledge of the whole of reality. He therefore acknowledges that all around him exist in a particular mode of existence. He sees that as a part of reality, there are beings interconnected […]

Love and Les Misérables

Love and Les Misérables

“To love another person is to see the face of God.”― Victor Hugo The question “What is love?” generates a host of issues: love is an abstract noun which means for some it is a word unattached to anything real or sensible, that is all; […]

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule

Confucius is a well-known man in his time. He is very influential and wise. In fact he is the proponent of the so-called “The Golden Rule” that says, “What you do not wish others do to you, do not do unto them.” I remember a […]

Words Matter

Words Matter

“Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.”― C.S. Lewis Language has the structure of reality. It reveals reality. Philosophical perplexity or puzzlement […]

On Becoming a Follower of Christ

On Becoming a Follower of Christ

I grew up with my Christian faith. I inherited this faith from my parents. At first, the consent to become a Catholic didn’t come to me personally; my parents decided for me for no infant can utter words and say: “yes please baptize me.” As […]

Death is Inevitable

Death is Inevitable

“I found myself thinking about President William McKinley, the third American president to be assassinated. He lived for several days after he was shot, and towards the end, his wife started crying and screaming, “I want to go too! I want to go too!” And […]

World of Contexts

World of Contexts

  Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, […]