Living on One Dollar: Lack of Nutrition and Lethargy

I watched a Netflix documentary called Living on One Dollar. It’s about young American men who traveled to Guatemala so that they can understand what it’s like to live like the poorest of the poor. Since they were on a budget, they couldn’t eat that much, and they started to feel lethargic. Then I realized, the poor face this everyday. They lack nutrition, which affects their energy levels, and this also affects how they work.

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Bakit, illegal ba ang sexy clothes?

When I wear sexy clothes, I wear them not because I want to get the attention of men. I just want to wear clothes that look good on me, and sometimes those clothes happen to be sexy, so fuck you. Sa mga lalake, kailan mo hindi sinoot ang favorite mong polo kasi natatakot ka na baka ma-rape ka? Never yun nangyayari sa iyo, pero sa mga babae, palaging kaming sinasabihan na ibahin ang damit namin.

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Can we run the world without politicians?

To gain power, politicians have to make sure that other politicians fail and this can incentivize some to sabotage or even kill politicians. What if there’s another way to run the world? What if the world is run by a cooperation between businesses? Then again, profit motives might be in conflict of pursuing the good. So what else can we do?

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Today in personal hypocrisy: not paying for art that comforts me

A few months ago I was feeling bad and so I began to listen to Gwen Stefani’s album This is What the Truth Feels Like on Spotify, and of course I was listening for free. I realized how much it helped me get through the tough days. Initially, I didn’t have a problem with listening to Spotify. I like getting things for free, and of course I had an excuse. I was listening to this album for free (and doing other similar things like downloading torrents, etc) because I am poor and I have no money to buy the album. But now I am feeling guilty that I am not paying for art that comforts me.

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Happiness is political

Right now I’m reading the book Flow: The Classic Work on How to Achieve Happiness by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. I’m only a few pages in, but I got really surprised by his discussions on how happiness can affect the importance of religion and our ability to judge societies without being ethnocentric. I’ve read a lot of books on happiness because I’m a self-help junkie, but this is the first time that I have ever encountered this point of view. It startled me, but it also intrigued me.

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Bakit walang mga putang ama?

Bakit walang mga putang ama? Meron putang ina pero walang putang ama. At kung paniniwalaan natin ang mga No Other Woman sa pelikula’t telebisyon at hello, si Erap lang, please lang, at ang statistics na mas marami daw lalaking nangangaliwa kaysa sa babaeng nangangaliwa, e di sa totoo lang, mas maraming mga putang ama kaysa sa putang ina. So bakit walang mga salitang putang ama?

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Political Trick: Rebut by Inventing a Motivation

I don’t know why but whenever politicians are accused of corruption, they never say, here’s our office’s accounting records, here’s the evidence to prove that I am not stealing from the country’s coffers. Instead, they say that the accusations are politically motivated. I’m like, that’s not a rebuttal.

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