The Kartilya ng Katipunan served as a guide of teachings for the members of the KKK established by Andres Bonifacio. The Kartilya was written by Emilio Jacinto. Below are 2 of the stanzas I picked from the Kartilya.
“Maitim man o maputi ng balat, lahat ng tao’y magkakapantay; mangyayaring ang isa’y hihigitan sa dunong, sa yaman, sa ganda; ngunit di mahihigitan sa pagkatao.” (All persons are equal, regardless of the color of their skin. While one could have more schooling, wealth, or beauty than another, all that does not make one more human than anybody else.)
In our society, there are different kinds of people you would encounter. Some were wealthy, and some were poor. Some were pretty, and some were ugly. Some would have attained their bachelor’s/master’s/doctor’s degree while there are others who haven’t even tried schooling. Would you consider yourself higher than those who were poor, ugly, and illiterate if you’re rich, pretty and educated?
There have been a lot of unfair treatments and discriminations between the rich and the poor. For example, you would be classified as poor if you went to a public school. You would be classified as social climber if you would try to imitate the doings and actions of the affluent socialites. And there has these ideals that you cannot marry the person you like if you two were not in the same social status. You would be classified as uneducated if you did not experienced school. And there are a lot more situations that differs the poor and the rich.
We may all be different in aspects of wealth, knowledge, and beauty, but we are all deserving for RESPECT. Just consider yourselves privileged if you are blessed with abundant blessings. And for those who are poor, still consider yourselves blessed for you belong to the range of people who has to pursue and work to save yourselves from hunger and poverty.
“Huwag mong sayangin ang panahon; ang yamang nawala’y... [continues]
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