Since the Philippine Independence Day will be celebrated on the 12th of June, please allow me to share this story regarding independence.
After being hired to a teaching position, I know that my daughter will have to stay in the place where she will work to ensure she will be able to come to class on time. In our place, the start of class is usually 7:30 Am and the teacher should come earlier than that. Actually, I work in the same place but I can manage to travel back and forth every day. The start of office is 8:00 AM.
I suggested that she should with my Mother’s house (her grandmother) but she told me she wants to be independent so she needs to find her own boarding house. I tried to look for a boarding house and told her the monthly rental. She started computing her salary and after one whole night of computation, she told me she will just stay with my Mother.
“I thought you want independence?”, I asked her.
“I didn’t know independence would be that costly” was the reply.
“Yeah I know, our ancestors gave up their own lives for independence. And you should know that because you are a social studies teacher.”
Thank you for reading.
Written by Sharon Lopez for Virily.Com – All Rights Reserved 2019