#24 – A picture of something you wish you could change

I’ve never been really passionate about any worthy causes such as Climate Change or World Hunger or even the simple Prejudice, but if given the chance to change something, I’d change the people of the Philippines.

I didn’t remember much of my life in the Philippines before I moved to live in England, and so my mind-set was a bit different from most people my age. During on the first political discussion in my Social Studies class, I was beyond confused when some of my classmates went straight to corruption as the problem. Although I was naïve — I was thirteen or fourteen then — but why did they blame the people behind power so vehemently?

The way I see it, since our government was a democracy, the people voted for the people behind power so, therefore, it’s their fault. Not wholly, of course. In the end it really is the official’s fault. But the people shouldn’t be quick to put the blame on others. They should be willing that at the very least, the state of the Philippines now is their fault because of their ignorance.

Anyway, I’m not going deeper into that. I’m not a very political person. But there you have it. That’s my point of view.

If you want to learn more about corruption in the Philippines, click this link.

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