My Voice, My Stand

Governing Priorities and Favoritism

Posted in Uncategorized by warycriticaleye on 03/08/2008

There is a theory called the higher-order theory of consciousness. It simply states that a human being always has two or more mental states, such as a thought or emotion, during his period of consciousness and the one perceived to be of more importance is placed in a higher-order state, thus causing the person to focus his energy on that situation. The lower-order states are not ignored though, they are simply given less importance. Like favoritism in a family, the parents do not starve the other children; they just focus more attention on their favorite.

It is interesting how easily applicable this theory is to the government and how our leaders run the country. For people who make wrong decisions in prioritizing, they only mess up something that is important to them – at the very most, their lives. If a ruler of an entire nation makes unreasonable priorities, or worse- if they put themselves first, then an entire country is screwed. This is why it’s easy to deduce why a third-world country’s leaders are most likely engaging in graft and corruption, and the first-world countries have better roads, health and educational systems, means of transportation and economies in general.

Family Picture

Posted in Uncategorized by warycriticaleye on 25/07/2007

When I learned that my next stop was the Pearl of the Orient in South East Asia, I did not hesitate to accept the job assigned to me by my boss. I said to myself that it was the perfect time for me to work and at the same time have fun. And I was right. Though the initial parameter I had on “having fun” was changed on my actual stay there.

I still had fun because I was able to witness the political setting of the country, that was very much different with mine. I saw that people there were so interested in politics. In fact, every member in the family was running for different posts in the government. It may be tolerable to sound because nepotism is normal in every developing nation, but it’s already a different story altogether when those involved in the vital seats in the government include a father, a mother and their three siblings, two of whom, were minors.