Advanced akong mag-isip!
Sino ba naman kasi ang nagpauso nan?! Ang dami ko nang nakikitang memes about that. I’m sure 4 out of 10 Filipinos lamang ang nakakaalam ng totoong story behind this “Advanced akong mag-isip”.
Si Albert Mangapit talaga ang original source nito. Isa siyang call center agent na nahuling nagbebenta ng marijuana. Long story pero panoorin mo na lang ito:
Pero posible ba talagang mahalin mo ang isang tao kahit hindi mo pa siya kilala?! Babawan natin ng kaunti. Nakita mo lang na gwapo/maganda sa post niya sa Instagram tapos mahal mo na?! Nag-PM siya sa iyo ng quotable quotes, tapos mahal mo na?! Tinawagan ka lang ng pitong minuto, tapos mahal mo na?!
Absurd. But this is true. These are common sa mga kabataan o sa mga tinatawa nating millennials. That’s why hindi na nakakapagtaka kung bakit mataas ang rate ng pre-marital sex and early pregnancy (not to mention the abortion rate and STD rate sa Pilipinas). “MAHAL” daw kasi.
Diba kapag mahal ka, iingatan ka? Kapag mahal ka, poprotektahan ka? Kapag mahal ka, irerespeto ka? Kapag mahal ka, hihintayin ka? Kapag mahal ka, paninindigan ka? Kapag mahal ka, papakasalan ka?!
Maybe magkakaiba tayo ng definition ng “MAHAL” pero why don’t we look at the original definition of love and to be loved.
(1 John 4: 7-21)
7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
13 This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
19 We love because he first loved us. 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.
Well, nakiuso lang ako. Hanggang sa muli. 🙂