As the emotional degree of reaction rises, the resemblance between the various kinds of reaction increases as well; thus, extreme anger, fear, or resentment have more in common than the same reactions in less exaggerated phases. Momentary physiological change or distortion accompanies all emotional reactions, as in the instance of the accelerated heart action during a fit of anger. Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Deluxe 2004.
I understand that this emotional reaction like anger occurred during stress, problems and pressures from work, friends, family and other related aspects that make a person seethe.
These past few days had been very emotional to me and other colleague in the community. Bogus email sender circulating around the Filipino community in Riyadh contains hearsays and unproven allegations just to harm the reputation of some Filipino personalities in Riyadh.
Mine is quite disturbing that almost ripped me up into pieces. But because I know myself where I stand, then the attempt to ruin me fails. As long as you are guiltless and God is in your side – there is nothing to fear.
To: Alex B., Joseph and others, please let’s move on and keep the entire situation in perspective while continuing to do the kind of work we have been known to do. There are more challenges ahead of us. Let’s try to move forward through dialogue, through compromise, through consensus, however elusive. Even some of the most destructive individuals were allowed into that process. We should never give in to pressures to sell out our principles towards ofw empowerment.
To: Lakandula and Mr. Avelino Belo, a famous quote says:
“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how strong man stumbles or where the deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again because there is no effort without error and shortcomings, who knows the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows in the end the high achievement of triumph and who at worst, if he fails while daring greatly, knows his place shall never be with those timid and cold souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” – TDR
Lastly, to my dear friend Joseph Espiritu, thanks for your call, I do really appreciate it, apology granted.