Some people think that when they lie about their real status in life (I mean by telling people that "back where I am from I am this and that and I have all these and that...blah...blah...blah...) they gain more respect, that they gain more friends, that others will treat them as if they are untouchables or some kind of royals. The truth is all they gain out of this illusions are raised eyebrows and sarcastic "really eh?". So why on earth are you here? Why the need to endure a life far-away from your family when in fact you are born with a silver spoon and a golden platter?
"We come to a foreign land for a common reason - we need to work because what we earn in the Philippines is not enough to sustain our growing needs and the needs of our growing family. It's a fact and let's be proud of that."
When I worked in a private school in the Philippines for six years, I got the chance to interact with really well-off and I mean really rich people. My students back then were those whose parents own gasoline stations, famous hotels and restaurants, department stores, and really big businesses in the city but there are two things that I admire about them - they were sincere and very down-to-earth. I believe my colleagues in school will agree with me if I say that those parents never gave us this feeling that we have to be intimidated by them because they were millionaires and we were just plain teachers. My apologies for the comparison but I just can't help it because I have met several individuals who are seem to be blinded with the riches they just got hold. Boy, how they act as if they are the world's richest and talk as if nobody is above them.
Sure there's nothing wrong with opening up or sharing about your personal life to others but hey, do you really have to tell them that you are living a good life in our country and that you don't really need to do this OFW thing? Oh? Really? Come on...don't be silly! Are you actually trying to fool us or yourself? We come to a foreign land for a common reason - we need to work because what we earn in the Philippines is not enough to sustain our growing needs and the needs of our growing family. It's a fact and let's be proud of that.
I admire people who don't deny their humble beginnings. I admired Shamcey Supsup even more when she said her number 1 inspiration is her mother who started out as very poor in Basilan province but eventually made it through because of hard work and perseverance (Click the link for Shamcey's Facebook Post). Now, that is something worthy of a crown.