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Living bravely

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OVER THE holidays, as the old year was coming to a close, I found myself pondering, like everyone else I suppose, what it means to put order and meaning in one’s life. Most New Year resolutions take the form of lists of what to do to achieve greater efficiency in everyday life—how to keep work from piling up, how not to be late for appointments, how to stay healthy, how to free one’s self from vice, etc. But some resolutions go deeper: they involve a fundamental reorientation of one’s life. Instead of asking how, they ask why.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

New Year resolve

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At a 2006 press conference, then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo unveiled her New Year’s resolution. She’d leash her temper. The pledge renewed her 2005 undertaking not to blow a gasket too often.

Posted: January 2nd, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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