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Notes on Happiness 2012

Last September, I decided to start tweeting my personal notes on happiness. Some of the notes were inspired by what I was going through, some were inspired by what the people around me were going through, others were inspired by what I had read or heard. Point is, I was happy, and I wanted to … Continue reading

Happiness as Possibility

A few weeks ago, I told my students about a prayer that Fr. Ferriols once said in class: “Panginoon: Posibilidad, posibilidad, posibilidad. Amen.” A few days later, after I mentioned Fr. Ferriols’s prayer in class, a former student—who is now my colleague and who has been sitting in my classes (I feel so old!)—lent me a copy … Continue reading

Enlightenment on Laundry Day

[Originally written on 4 March 2012 at 15h45.] I already got to deliver my last lecture for my PH101-PH102 students this year. In a few days, I’ll be listening to all their final group presentations and final oral exams, as well as checking all their final synthesis papers. My last lecture was pretty straightforward. It … Continue reading

Hell Week in the Month of Love

I teach philosophy to third-year college students. One of the lessons I never fail to teach is on the meaning of the Greek word philosophia, based on Martin Heidegger’s 1955 lecture “What is Philosophy?” What I always make sure to emphasize whenever I discuss the word philosophia is that before it is determined by wisdom or … Continue reading

Happiness is a Choice

My life has been incredible lately. Not so much because incredible things have been happening to me, but because I’ve changed my attitude towards life. My change in attitude can be summed up in a sentence: Happiness is a choice. It’s difficult to look back and locate where and when the change began. All I … Continue reading