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Custodio: Quick Thoughts

SO, IT'S the first Sunday of the general community quarantine (GCQ). I hope you guys are all at home spending precious time with your family. I hope someone has volunteered to prepare the meals and that you’ve all decided to do something together other than text and tinker with your gadgets across each other. Hehe. It seems to be the norm these past few years, did you notice? Don’t get me wrong, I am as guilty as you are. I spend quite a lot of time hunched over my mobile phone and/or laptop these days. I just thought that maybe Sunday would be a good time to set these things aside.

I am fifty now and I cannot help but see a bit of a disconnect between the old and young ones whenever gadgets are on the table (or in the hands of whoever is holding it). I really have nothing against it since, well, it is the sign of times. I cannot begin to tell you how much it makes things easier. However, there are times I have to stop myself from reaching out for my phone to go online for whatever. I feel kinda guilty that I spend so much time just surfing the net and downloading stuff. There are days when I firmly believe that it is counter-productive. I know you know what I mean, time passes so fast when you’re on social media and/or adding-to-cart, right? I seriously have spent half and whole days just surly up in bed with my phone. I am so guilty. I figured we all need balance even in our daily activities. I have recently gone back to reading real books. I try to spend as much time as I can with my family and also, touching base with friends (okay I do this on messenger most of the time but I call and not just PM). Don’t you think it just sucks that the new normal disallows us to actually BE with friends? I do. Just like you, I get exasperated with how things are. I get irritated when I see the unfriendly banter between people about who should be blamed for all that’s been happening, including the typhoon. Everyone has become an expert who complains endlessly about how badly things are being handled. Others have taken to thinking that refusing to go to class is the best solution to force the President to resign.

Mygehhd. Can I just roll my eyes just this once, please? I seriously do not get why we can’t just work together? We are all in this together, so why can’t we just cooperate and try to make things work? It’s just so sad that we are so quick to point out mistakes but never give credit for the things that were done right for the good of everyone. We are all getting tired of the protocols and now we find ourselves under GCQ. Maybe it has crossed your mind that it is all for naught because our stats are rising. I know it feels hopeless sometimes, but please, this is not the time to not follow them. Let’s just be a bit more patient because this is all for our good. Time to suck it up, release all negative thoughts aside and just be hopeful that we will overcome this. We just need to get things done the way it needs to be done. So we can have a better Christmas.

Happy Sunday Everyone! Kapit lang!


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