It has been a routine for me to watch the daily morning news while getting ready to go to the office. My kids think it’s an old man thing and Alas! The contents of the daily news never fail to frustrate me.
It somehow lit the fire in me to start the day all boosted up to be productive (talking about taking something negative to fuel something positive, eh?).
This morning wasn’t any different. Cops killing drug addicts, drug addicts killing cops and committing manslaughter and illegal settlers throwing stones at demolition dudes. You know, the stereotypical contents and mind manipulation tactics of news reporters and news networks to make people think like is already miserable and it’s better to just kill yourself.
Then there’s a 1-minute police report that caught my interest (enough to write this article).
A young man driving his sports car who badly hurt 2 poor motorcycle riders , fled the crime scene and had to be chased by cops. The next thing I know, I am watching a trending video of a tall handsome bloke sitting in his sports car dead stop in the middle of the street shouting at the police saying “ I have not done anything! I have obeyed the rules! “.
What a whiner! And oh, his eyes looked as if they’re half shut. Turns out he’s intoxicated. Damn! An intoxicated young man driving a sports car in the early hours of the day. (I’m sure there’s a cocktail of feelings on your head right about now).
Turns out, the boy is an actor. An “Ultimate survivor “ in a reality show in a major tv network. Born and raised in a foreign country by Filipino parents, came to the Philippines to be a star.
The incident on the news made him more famous than when he won that reality show. And they said he will be a good role model for kids. The irony of life! To be fair, he just made kids realize what NOT to do. On national TV, that is.
I really wanted to see some justification for this kid but I don’t. Missing guidance from parents, Alcohol, and drugs(maybe), fame, ego. It all adds up!
“Brat” is already a bad thing by itself. Add “Spoiled” before that and that just doesn’t fit the mold. Whatever you feel about the kid on this article, well I’ll leave that up to you.
Fellow parents, please guide your children well. Always remember that you are the reflection of your kids.