Garcia, Queendel Vanee
November 26, 2014
My Path to Peace
Peace is an instance of harmony and solidarity. Free of war, equality, love, faith, respect, and kindness. Some might say it is easy to attain, but in contrary it is never easily done. Philippines is made up of various ethnic groups and tribes of different races of cultures, beliefs and traditions, including ways of thinking and decision making that makes the country a diverse community. But for some particular reasons this differences causes us to misunderstand each other that leads to hate and anger because we often forgot to manifest respect and entail our minds with misconception from what we often hear from others. But these things mention aren’t the only factors that unknowingly deprives us of achieving peace, because when we talk of reaching peace there are a lot of things to be consider first and foremost.
In the story of “Parang Sabil”, when Putli Isara was taking a bath in the river, it was stated in the story that an American soldier of a high rank appeared and touched her that had caused for her to think of doing parang sabil, wherein in the story it means vengeance for honor. For her, it was the only way of regaining back her honor of being a woman and a Panglima’s daughter and to attain inner peace, because in their religion loyalty is very crucial. As a woman, I think to be mad and offended as what Putli Isara had is only right, for her dignity of being a woman was disrespected and abducted, but to think of parang sabil, I guess it would be very rough. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, I don’t think we are supposed to live with these belief and doing. It is too much for a man who is never considered perfect. We all commit mistakes, but we still live, because forgiveness exists. Maybe for the situation of Putli Isara it’s never too easy to forgive and just accept everything, but time is abundant. Justice must not be put on our own hands but rather to the...
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