My personal thoughts…
It’s almost time for school to begin once again, and like all parents I’m scrambling all over to get the funds needed for what the kids will need to get them well settled in school.
Now speaking of school, I don’t know if anyone else have noticed this, although certain some of the older generations and those my age will remember a time when GMRC was actively being taught in the schools. For those who don’t know what that is it’s – Good Manners and Right Conduct.
I once asked my son’s adviser about it and she told me that those leassons were integrated with the other subjects such a English, Values Education and PE. Well, sadly I don’t think it’s being taught enough.
Lessons like, don’t speak when you are not spoken to, how to show respect to your elders and how to show respect for authority aren’t being drilled into the children’s head anymore. In the old days, when your teachers walks along the corridor or you happen to meet her anywhere you were taught to show her respect by simply acknowledging her with a simple “Good morning Ma’am or Sir”. Well, I see students passing the halls of my son’s school and I haven’t seen anyone so much as give the a respectful morning.
And now, kids are required to memorize the Panatang Makabayan, and Lupang Hinirang..why? We never used to have to memorize them because like it or not you will memorize them because it’s being said every single day inside the class room. What the hells is happening?
In our search to update everything we seemed to have forgotten that there are things that shouldn’t be taken for granted. We are making very intellectual but hollow individuals…ask yourself are these the kind of Filipino citizen you really want to see in the future/