Category Archives: Hark’s Original Quotes
“Hindi maituturing na bulag ang pagmamahal dahil nakikita ng taong nagmamahal ang halaga ng minamahal. Kaya hindi totoo ang kasabihang “Love is blind.” Sabi nga ni Blaise Pascal, “May sariling katwiran ang pagmamahal na hindi maunawaan ng mismong katwiran.”
This is what’s written in one of the EsP modules for grade 10. When I was discussing it, all the familiar adage came to as well as the personal aphorisms I have about love and reason.
I told my students that “when torn between the dictates of your heart and mind, always follow your mind. Because the head (mind/reason) was put on top of the heart (love) because the former is superior (or at least must be consulted first) than the latter.
We cannot also say that love is blind as purported above.
I say that “love is not blind. It sees, but it doesn’t mind.”
The lover sees the flaws and imperfections of the beloved. But because of love, one chooses not to see those flaws and imperfections. Thus, genuine and unconditional love.
After all, in the end, as Blaise Pascal said, “the heart has its reasons that reason will never understand.”
Let’s love… unconditionally and genuinely! May love fall on you and may you fall in love!
Below is a series of quotes I made about a library.
A library is…
… an oasis where one drowns himself.
… a honeycomb 🍯 where one tastes the sweetness of wisdom.
… a casket of dead trees but a spring of knowledge and truth.
… a resting house for a weary mind.
“The Crucible” [도가니], is a South Korean Movie (originally a Novel written Gong Ji-Young) based on a true story of deaf students at Gwangju Inhwa School who were sexually abused by the Head Masters and a teacher in the early 2000.
The children lost the case. However, the film has sparked public outcry over lenient court rulings, prompting police to reopen the case and lawmakers to introduce bills for the human rights of the vulnerable.
After watching the film, I was able to come up with this aphorism:
Some says that we should change the world. Still others, says that we should not change the world but our attitudes. But I say, “we should neither change the world nor our attitudes. we should just not let the world change us!”
I pray that all those who have the chance to watch it will be moved; that the people who were wronged be justified; and the people who were involved in this crime against the helpless and hopeless children be punished accordingly.
Below are some links to the film and to the original case.
Official trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3BUIreDAeY&feature=player_embedded
Just finished watching the final episode of Dong Yi [동이]..
What i learned about the life of the Royal Noble Consort Suk of the Choi clan [숙빈최씨] is that:
“a man will be bright/radiant, and successful when he has great intentions and great heart.”
“Writing is a process and it’s never easy! It needs patience and it grows through the course of time.”
“One of the things that Christmas reminds us is that Jesus Christ was once a child.”
“I used to capture the vastness and the immensity of the world and confine it to the limited pages of the parchment.”