The World is a Maze of Confusion and Conflict

The World is a Maze of Confusion

And Conflict

By Apolinario Villalobos

 

Here are some of my personal observations:

 

  1. The only “order” that can be felt and experienced in the world is the 24-hour cycle divided into night and day that further accumulates into seven days in a week, further accumulating into the 28/30/31 days in a month and finally into 12 months in a year – according to the Roman Catholic calendar, however, the Chinese, the Jews, and the Muslims have their own calendar in this regard.

 

  1. The long-respected Bible is now being touted as a source of various confusions, especially, because many religions have allegedly thwarted the original contents written in the original language, to serve their own purpose which is to prove their having the “true religion”. So, today, instead of being enlightened, many people become confused that they have gone to the extent of leaving the religion of their birth to become Atheist, Agnostic, or Satanic. They should not be blamed because they followed their own judgment, and nobody can rightly say that they are wrong, after having gone through the harrowing confusion.

 

  1. Due to survival instinct, countries have become hypocrites. Openly, leaders deal amiably with each other despite differences in ideology, and proof to this are photos splashed on the different social media where they are shown smiling at each other and shaking hands, but days after, the same leaders make pronouncements that run counter to their friendly stance shown earlier to the world. Citizens are confused which of the two “expressions” should be believed.

 

  1. Drugs are invented to prevent the onset of diseases and cure people of ailments but most of these drugs have contra-indications when used at the same time due to simultaneous inceptions of disorders. Even the long-traditionally used drugs, one of which is aspirin, are deemed to have negative effects on some organs. Most antibiotics today are also declared as ineffective and can harm many organs if used unabatedly, especially, without prescription. This confusion resulted to the loss of confidence to physicians by skeptic patients who have resorted to herbals, instead.

 

  1. Confusion did not spare the foods, as many of them are not just fit for anybody. Some people get sick when they drink milk, eat seafood, beans, and even peanut. Some people vomit when they eat any fibrous vegetable or get a sniff of banana. The list of foods that are not supposed to be eaten by some people is still getting longer by the day. This deprivation is confusing, for how can sources of nutrients for the body become poison to others? Explanations are offered by experts, but the question still remains because life is supposed to be viewed as full of promises, including health and happiness. But how can it be possible if one is deprived of things needed to live happily and glow with health?

 

  1. Universities and colleges are supposed to breed intelligent graduates who are expected to be part of the effort in the development of their nation and betterment of society. But why are there corrupt government officials and even leaders who are supposed to have even earned Masters and Doctorates from these institutions of learning? Why are there evil-minded scientists, whose intellect and moral values have been bred in these institutions where only what’s good for mankind is supposed to be taught?

 

The confusion is compounded by greed that has muddled man’s mind making the upshots of his intellect become tools for his self-annihilation!

 

The World is a Maze of Confusion and Conflict

The World is a Maze of Confusion

And Conflict

By Apolinario Villalobos

 

Here are some of my personal observations:

 

  1. The only “order” that can be felt and experienced in the world is the 24-hour cycle divided into night and day that further accumulates into seven days in a week, further accumulating into the 28/30/31 days in a month and finally into 12 months in a year – according to the Roman Catholic calendar, however, the Chinese, the Jews, and the Muslims have their own calendar in this regard.

 

  1. The long-respected Bible is now being touted as a source of various confusions, especially, because many religions have allegedly thwarted the original contents written in the original language, to serve their own purpose which is to prove their having the “true religion”. So, today, instead of being enlightened, many people became confused that they have gone to the extent of leaving the religion of their birth to become Atheist, Agnostic, or Satanic. They should not be blamed because they followed their own judgment, and nobody can rightly say that they are wrong, after having gone through the harrowing confusion.

 

  1. Due to survival instinct, countries have become hypocrites. Openly, leaders deal amiably with each other despite differences in ideology, and proof to this are photos splashed on the different social media where they are shown smiling at each other and shaking hands, but days after, the same leaders make pronouncements that run counter to their friendly stance shown earlier to the world. Citizens are confused which of the two “expressions” should be believed.

 

  1. Drugs are invented to prevent the onset of diseases and cure people of ailments but most of these drugs have contra-indications when used at the same time due to simultaneous inceptions of disorders. Even the long-traditionally used drugs, one of which is aspirin, are deemed to have negative effects on some organs. Most antibiotics today are also declared as ineffective and can harm many organs if used unabatedly, especially, without prescription. This confusion resulted to the loss of confidence to physicians by skeptic patients who have resorted to herbals, instead.

 

  1. Confusion did not spare the foods, as many of them are not just fit for anybody. Some people get sick when they drink milk, eat seafood, beans, and even peanut. Some people vomit when they eat any fibrous vegetable or get a sniff of banana. The list of foods that are not supposed to be eaten by some people is still getting longer by the day. This deprivation is confusing, for how can sources of nutrients for the body become poison to others? Explanations are offered by experts, but the question still remains because life is supposed to be viewed as full of promises, including health and happiness. But how can it be possible if one is deprived of things needed to live happily and glowing with health?

 

  1. Universities and colleges are supposed to breed intelligent graduates who are expected to be part of the effort in the development of their nation and betterment of society. But why are there corrupt government officials and even leaders who are supposed to have even earned Masters and Doctorates from these institutions of learning? Why are there evil-minded scientists, whose intellect and moral values have been bred in these institutions where only what’s good for mankind is supposed to be taught?

 

The confusion is compounded by greed that has muddled man’s mind making the upshots of his intellect become tools for his self-annihilation!

Mga Kalituhan sa Buhay

Mga Kalituhan sa Buhay
Ni Apolinario Villalobos

Kumplikado ang buhay dahil sa mga kalituhan at hiwagang bumabalot dito. Marami ang hindi maipaliwanag at nagkokontrahan pa ang ibang mga bagay at pangyayari.

Dahil sa pagsulputan ng iba’t ibang grupo ng matatalino, hindi na alam ng isang pangkaraniwang tao kung saan siya sasama. Nandiyan din ang palaging nababanggit na relihiyon. Lahat sila ay itinataguyod ng mga sarili nilang simbahan at nagpipilit pa na tama sila. Sabagay, karapatan nila ang magsabi na tama sila basta hindi lang demonyo ang kanilang sinasamba.

May kalituhan ding nangyayari sa panahon ngayon dahil naman sa hindi na ikinahihiyang alanganing kasarian. Ang talagang matatapang ay nagsasabi na babae sila na nakulong lamang sa katawan ng lalaki, o di naman kaya ay, lalaki sila na nagkamali lang sa pinasukang katawan. Kaya upang mawala na ang kalituhan sa kanilang pag-iisip ay talagang naglaladlad na tulad ng ginawa ni Charisse, Aizza, at Rustom Padilla. Yong may pera ay talagang pinakialaman na ang ginawa ng Diyos sa pamamagitan ng pagpalit ng bahaging pangsekswal.

Sa mga bansang talamak ang corruption, tulad ng Pilipinas, nililito ng pamahalaan ang mga mamamayan tungkol sa maraming bagay. Nandiyan ang magreport ang mga ahensiya ng mga ginawa daw nila na drawing lang pala. Ang masaklap ay kung mismong presidente pa ang may kayabangang magreport tungkol sa mga ito, kaya nagmumukha siyang tanga. Kung minsan ay inaangkin pa ng pamahalaan ang mga proyekto ng mga pribadong NGO. Ang panlilito ay isang paraan ng panlilinlang. Subalit kung alam na naman ng mga nililito ang katotohanan, ang taong nanlilito ay nagmumukhang katawa-tawa.

Tungkol naman sa pagpahaba ng buhay, marami ring kalituhan ang nangyayari. Sinasabing kailangan ng katawan natin ang pagkain, subalit hindi naman pala lahat ng pagkain ay pwede sa lahat din ng tao, dahil sa tinatawag na allergy. May mga taong allergic sa itlog, manok, lamang dagat, gatas, mani, maski gulay! May mga synthetic din na mga gamot ang nawawalan ng bisa kung sasabayan sila ng mga halamang gamot o herbal medicine. At ang mga pagkain ay hindi pwedeng basta-basta lalamunin dahil yong iba ay nakamamatay kung sobra ang ipinasok sa katawan dahil sa sarap…kaya tuloy lumalabas na bawal ang magpasarap!

Ang matindi ay ang kuwento tungkol sa isang tao na dahil sa katatawa ay bigla na lang natumba at namatay! Naisip ko tuloy, pwede ka rin palang mabulunan ng hangin….at bawal din pala ang sobrang masaya!…masalimuot talaga ang buhay, kung sa Ingles ay “life is complicated”, kaya nakakalito!