What is my why?

Sun.Star Cebu - - OPINION - TWIT­TER: @sun­starcebu FACEBOOK: /ce­busun­star ED­I­TOR: CANDIDO O. WENCESLAO / opin­[email protected]

Mark Twain once said that, “The two most im­por­tant days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why.” What is my why?

I am a grade five home-schooled boy, and there’s so much in my vast plate right now. I’ve been learn­ing pi­ano, math, science and other things in­ten­sively. De­spite the new knowl­edge I ac­quire every day, I still re­al­ized that learn­ing never stops. You can­not out-learn the food in your plate. I think this is my why.

My why is to keep learn­ing in all its sweet­ness and its pain. Then, it is to share my knowl­edge with other peo­ple to make a bet­ter place. This is not be fa­mous or any­thing, but it is to help.

For in­stance, I learn dif­fer­ent pi­ano pieces and some­times it’s dif­fi­cult. How­ever, when­ever I mas­ter the piece, it be­comes beau­ti­ful for oth­ers to lis­ten.

There will al­ways be greater and lesser peo­ple than you in one way or an­other. This is why we shouldn’t judge other peo­ple. We grow and learn to­gether, and we share those learn­ing to the world.

We still have a long way to go. More things have to be dis­cov­ered. We might have a lot of dis­cov­er­ies al­ready, but there’s so much to learn … maybe even in­fi­nite. So I learn as much as I can. I learn science. I learn art. I re­al­ized that in the realm of science and art, we see some­thing beau­ti­ful.

As a grade 5 kid, this is my pur­pose in life. You see, there’s so much more to life than what peo­ple think.-- William Matthew Lim

Clear­ing oper­a­tion

The De­part­ment of En­vi­ron­ment and Nat­u­ral Re­sources (DENR) should not only mon­i­tor the de­vel­op­ment in rivers in Cebu City and Man­daue City but should mon­i­tor the rivers in other places.

DENR peo­ple might think that just be­cause these rivers are in sub­ur­ban ar­eas, they are al­ready clean. There are rivers in places like Con­so­la­cion and Minglanilla towns that as of now is be­ing used as garbage dump by the peo­ple liv­ing nearby.

These rivers are now gen­er­ally clean but if bad prac­tices by the res­i­dents are not stopped then what hap­pened to the rivers in Cebu City will also hap­pen to them. Time to give these rivers at­ten­tion.--Remy de la Vega of Minglanilla, Cebu

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