Medyo hindi yata sakto yung edad na 38 para mag take-stock na agad ng buhay. Parang bitin pa kasi siya — usually, it’s when you hit 40 that you contemplate doing this (at least, that’s what I’ve heard).
Pero dahil feel ko na rin siyang gawin, e di why not? Sayang naman yung inspiration, di ba?
So… what have I done in my 38 years stay (so far) on this Earth that’s worth listing?
Ang hirap sagutin, powtek.
Unang-una, who’s to say na worthwhile nga talaga yung kini-claim mong achievements? Saang standards mo sila itatapat?
- Sa Four-Way Test ng Rotary Club International?
- Sa Ten Commandments?
- Sa mga Prinsiyo ng kinabibilangan mong Organisasyon?
- Sa sarili mong mga pamantayan?
- Sa pamantayan ng mga tao sa iyong paligid?
Pangalawa, nakaka-praning din yung magbuhat ng sariling banko ano. You’re opening yourself to scrutiny by total total strangers — people who don’t know you personally… people who have no idea why you did the things you did… people clueless as to your real motivations, your real agenda… i.e., to people who can be very quick to judge.
In short, mga taong katulad mo rin ang pag-uugali! Afraid! Hehehe…
So, pa’no ngayon yan? How can I publicly “take stock” of my life gayung ayaw ko namang ilatag yung accumulated “stock” ko?
Simple lang… I’ll just be as vague as possible.
Kaya, to paraphrase a line of Bilbo Baggins‘ speech during his eleventy-first birthday:
I did more than half the things I had wanted to do and, of these, regretted less than half of what I ought to have…
Basta ang alam ko… very significant itong 38th birthday ko.
Bakit? Kasi nagtagpo na rin sa wakas yung edad at waistline ko! 🙂