Early in life, I have embraced the principle that everything that happens to me is my responsibility. Life is about choices, and each day, we make decisions that can either be good or bad.
When our decisions result in good, we give ourselves a pat in the back. Others also applaud us. But when things turn bad, there are many of us who look for somebody else, or something, to blame. I have always resisted that tendency.
What I am is the outcome of my personal decisions. I choose the path that led me to where I am.
And I think this is the attitude everybody should aspire to adopt. It allows us to extricate ourselves from the quicksands of life faster and get to stand on our feet again.
This is how I got to survive the last four years and even flourish economically.
If there were mistakes, then I will make sure the lessons are learned. It would be stupidity if I fall into the same trapdoors again and again and again.
At the end of the day, I look at my personal book of accounts in the accounting parlance and take comfort in the fact that at no time do I stay in the deficit column.

About Manuel "Boy" Mejorada
Manuel "Boy" Mejorada is a journalist and social media activist. A former Iloilo provincial administrator, he is now waging a crusade against corruption and narco-politics.

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