Thursday, February 27, 2014

What's with this thing called "power"?

Lately, I've been watching a lot of law related programs on TV. Watched almost all the episodes in a couple of weeks. It's a program called 그것이 알고싶다. Well, its not really 100% law related but it deals with real situations that happened in Korea where most didn't receive justice or had to go through a lot of trouble to get it.
What I've notice is the faults in the Korean law. Now, there are still a lot that needs to be changed and made. The law needs to protect the weak, but I've seen a lot shit happen to innocent people. That made me overly mad. I don't know why but I just got really emotional. Maybe its normal to feel this way.
The thing that gets me the most was when the so called "rich and powerful" do something that goes against the law, the don't get the equal punishment they deserve. WHY? MONEY. POWER is everything. I'm so sick of rich/powerful people using their money and power to get whatever they want. Well, I would think everyone thinks this way. But what I don't get are the people who receive that DIRTY money. WHY HAS THE WORLD TURNED INTO SLAVES OF MONEY? Its just a piece of paper. You obviously don't need money to be happy, everyone knows that yet can't seem to get that in their head. Its mind boggling because its not a very hard concept.
That show I've been watching has given me both the good and the bad. The good was that it made me realize how I should live my life. Whatever I may be in the future, I must not become a slave to money and power. Never. Yes, you may need a certain amount of it to survive but don't sell yourself for it. Hard work will get you the same money, ya it might take more time and effort but isn't that what makes it an achievement? Don't you wanna be proud of what you've become in the future? Put your head up high and tell yourself you've just made the world a better place by living by the rules?
The bad, has to be that it has given me a negative aspect of the world itself. Definitely the world has its beautiful side but the dark side to me has been growing bigger while the bright side has been shrinking. Its something I wish to change. I'm a nobody right now. I've probably been wasting my life on useless crap and regret not doing something, anything to make the world just a tiny little better. So lately I've been thinking on what I can do. I've come to a conclusion. I need to grow. I need to become a better person. I need to keep learning. I need to keep reading. Studying. Questioning.
I need to have that "power".
Because only with that "power" I so hate, could I make a change in this world.
No one will listen to me. I have no power. What have I done so far? Nothing.
It's only when I become top of my game when people listen. I need to get there.
I know, it sounds so grand with words like the "world" "change" but I don't expect to get the nobel prize. What I mean here is that I just want to be somebody people will listen to and maybe show what I do as a somebody. Not becoming a slave to power. Just a simple say on current social situations. Fight for whats right. This may not be a big change but someone out there will have the courage to move forward because of that one say of someone with power.
Imagine a top actress saying her opinion on a current situation where she may fight for whats right rather than saying nothing. That alone can bring in people to be interested in a situation they never knew about. The media will cover the story. Its as simple as that.
I would like to end this with saying,
Never sell yourself for money and power. It definitely won't make you happy.
Fight for whats right. Grow. Become someone. Then people will listen.

63 comments:

  1. Isn't money the reason why you entered showbiz?

    Better to be humble and keep a low profile than be famous that everyone hates.

    There's a cybercrime law now here in the Philippines so your opinions now are censored.

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    1. Stating my opinion doesn't make me a criminal. And assume things. You don't know me

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    2. Here, you will become 1. Especially when you mentioned someone's full name, even if you're speaking the truth. I might not know you personally or your motives but I can read your actions and what you're up to like a book.

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    3. Well then sue me :) Make me a criminal because of this writing. Go ahead, I'd love to see you prove yourself

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    4. I won't... even if you're staying here in the Philippines right now (as long as it's not a lie). I'm just saying other people here will sue you, especially if you mention their names.

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    5. as long as it's not a lie about me (for example)...

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    6. I dont lie. I only state my opinion.

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    8. The Anti-Cybercrime Law does not aim to censor opinions - voicing our opinions is guaranteed by our Constitution. In fact, the SC recently declared unconstitutional some of its provisions. There are stark differences between an opinion and libel. Libel is damaging someone's reputation while an opinion is merely a view on something. Yes the two concepts sometimes overlap, but they are not the same.

      While I can see that your intention is to only warn the writer of the possible consequence of naming names in her blog, you come off as demeaning and arrogant. Also, there is not even the slightest indication that the writer intends to damage someone's reputation in this writing or in her other writings and I'm sure she's smart enough to know NOT to libel someone. So just let the lady be.

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    9. Well, with the corruption in our country, what do you expect? With justice can be bought by the upper class minority, do you honestly think it would be fair? Don't you know that even "telling the truth" with mentioning someone's name here in the Philippines is considered a libel?:

      (Read the 4th paragraph): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defamation#Truth

      Don't be so naive. And what about those local journalists who were filed cases of libel in the past just by posting their opinions in the newspapers? It's only a matter of time that the Supreme Court will make anti-cybercrime a full law.

      Well, I didn't say Jinri is making defamation. Apparently she didn't mention any name in her post. And who cares what you think? I'm not talking to you but to Jinri.

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    10. Are you a saint? Everyone lies at 1 point in their lives whether it's about a big or small thing.

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    11. You tell me not to be naive. Touche, it is you who is being naive, not to mention bordering on the ignorant. The Supreme Court absolutely has no power to "make anti-cybercrime a full law" (to quote you). Only Congress has the power to make laws.

      Yes you did not say that Jinri is defaming anyone. Like you said, she did not mention any names. But my question is this. What is the point of your comments in the first place? You think you're smarter than her and thus entitled to tell her what not to do? You are sadly mistaken. I'd bet my entire year's salary that if Jinri and you take an IQ test, she would beat you everytime.

      I see you as a man who has already surrendered before the battle even began. You try to discourage her blog because you're too cynical that blogging does not do any good, even a little. I am a bit of a cynic myself, but I don't go about discouraging other people about what they do.

      Lastly, please do not lecture me about the law. The fact that you quoted a wikipedia article instead of the law itself and the relevant jurisprudence on the subject-matter is enough proof that you know too little to engage me in an intelligent conversation about the law.

      If you're not up to the task of trying to change the world for the better, even if it is only in the littlest of ways. Don't go about discouraging someone trying to do the same.

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    12. to Ms. Jinri: You're gonna have that power someday, just make sure you don't forget what you wrote here when you get there! :)

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    15. The Congress has the power to make/enact the laws but the Supreme Court also has the power to make laws invalid, not to mention the SC being the strongest branch of the government. So even if the Congress made it a full law and the Supreme Court decides it's gonna be an invalid law, the final decision will be from the Supreme Court. Who is the ignorant now?

      I don't need to explain to a pussy-whipped stranger like you my intentions to Jinri. I bet a street rat's IQ is higher than yours.

      Well, everyone is entitled to their own opinion just like you and Jinri. I see you as a sucker and an ass-kissing nosy little jackass who's trying to get score with Jinri. Not as if you can get her anyway.

      Well, not all posted in Wikipedia are lies. Most of them are FACTS. Lines will be deleted if they are without a basis or a link.

      It's up to me. I'll post what I wanna post and mind your own opinion.

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    16. Never been an ass-kisser buddy. Never have, never will. Our debate is about diverging opinions, not about Ms. Jinri.

      Let's leave it at that. We obviously have very different opinions and I get the feeling that every argument we make will simply be discarded because one does not really listen to the other.

      See you around buddy. Best wishes. I mean that.

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    17. Well, you compared our IQs so how come it's not about Jinri?

      And whatever...

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    18. I get both your opinions. Lets not bring in personal emotions into this. Facts are facts. Opinions are opinions. As obvious as it sounds.
      If you want to state your own opinion on a matter and try to elaborate on it then make a blog yourself and state your case there. Its better that way. Bashing the blogger or the commenter doesn't make your opinion legitimate.

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    19. That's what you call: "freedom of speech" but you're kinda pretty biased, don't you think?

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    20. I did not say you CANT write or comment. I simply said its better if you can state your case in a more elaborate way. That was a suggestion. You can take it or leave it. Its your choice.
      You seem to assume one's intentions, like saying I'm biased. Don't assume things.

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    21. Well, you just said below that you'll start deleting comments now so that contradicts what you said here that I CANT write or comment. I think it's quite enough that some of your colleagues and bosses in media in the Philippines could steal some ideas from my comments (and use them to their shows and publications or whatever) and not from a creative response to your blog.

      And yes you do.

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    22. With Respect to Ms. Jinri's Comment Before....

      Never Make an Argument with a Stupid Slack.... Its Like Trying to fill up a a can Full of Holes....

      Just Saying....

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    23. Yeah they are respectful to you Jinri but I'll give my 2 cents, they are not the kind of guys who will give you a funny and interesting conversation when you get to know them. In short, they are BORING guys.

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  2. Hi Jinri..It's good to know that you are blogging now. Have you watched "The murder case of Itaewon?". I think you should watch it as it is somehow related to what you wrote in here.

    Hope you can visit my blog too www.saranghaekorea.com

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  3. is that one of the reasons why you left the PH? because maybe you were slowly becoming a slave to money? just my two cents. anyway it's awesome you want "power" to change the world. i also would like to have that kind of "power" to change the world. make it a better place for future generations. i want that to be my legacy. PEACE!

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    1. There are several reasons why I left. One of them would be because I wanted to continue studying and improve my craft.

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  4. starting with a blog is a step. don't forget, you have to be wise too. unless you want to be a martyr or a saint. :D

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  5. Yeah this world isn't fair, Me myself experienced that for too many times but you're right you're making this world a better place in DOING the RIGHT thing. You don't have to have MUCH POWER or MONEY, There are so many ways to Help. Using your own talent/skills/assets in the right way little by little You already made this world a Better Place. You're already a Better person.

    Just Saying....

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  6. Vote for Jinri on the next election ! :D

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  7. Hey Jinri, since its suing and court we're talking here, are you gonna sue the tweople bantering your name on Twitter (I just read the tweets and I'm not 1 of them. Peace!)? This is what they say:

    Body: Jinri Park
    Face: Jurassic Park

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    1. Why did you need to Bring that here?!?

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    2. I don't need to sue anyone. They can say whatever they want. Maybe I do have an ugly face to them. Like they say, beauty is in eye of the beholder. I don't need to be called "pretty" or "beautiful" to everyone in this world. I'd rather work on my "inner beauty".

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    3. I think they are referring to another person and they just compare your body to someone who has the same figure but has an ugly face. You're pretty Jinri and you make me horny.

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    4. Can't You be more discreet?!? I know every man will have the same feeling. But not as loud as that. Damn have some respect man.

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    5. Can you stop calling people names? You are a wussy yourself. You hide behind the computer, not even using your own name, bashing others. I'll start deleting comments like these. Show some respect.

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    6. Call Me Whatever You Like.... But YOU can never Break me...

      Respect to Miss Jinri...

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    7. Remember Bullying is a Product of an "UNLOVED CHILDHOOD" in and outside HOME...

      Just Saying....

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    8. Still no... at least you can see and read my blogs... and look who I really am.... and I know Jinri you do that's why you replied unlike the other posts I did in your previous blog (where my whole name and picture were there) where you don't.

      Do and say whatever you want, for I'll do mine...

      Delete if you want... I'll just make another account and post my comments again..

      Hey man, your avatar doesn't suit you coz you don't look scary. You're more like Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh.

      Not really, sometimes it's just a matter of different opinions and also a defensive move when attacked by someone.

      There is nothing wrong with saying what you truly feel. What's wrong is you deny it.

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    9. What's wrong with Doing what You Want? We'll as An "ADULT" or a "MATURED PERSON" we "SHOULD" be "RESPONSIBLE" to whatever we do. And being "RESPONSIBLE" is considering "NOT ONLY" what we Feel and others too...

      Ohhh I don't make myself look SCARY maybe you are... Bullying Someone You don't even know Personally, making MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS to "DO WHAT YOU LIKE"?!? That's Pretty Shitty Scary Man You Need some help... You may want to Talk about that to a Therapist... Pity on You.

      One More Thing.... Using Itachi as My Profile Picture Is "ONE THING I LIKE TO DO" And You Can't Do ANYTHING ABOUT THAT but to TYPE IN YOUR LAME COMMENTS...


      Just Saying....

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    10. I don't need to follow an advice from someone I don't know.

      Well to you it's bullying but for me it's just stating and defending your own opinion.

      Well, thanks that you're scared of me. That's a compliment.

      Yeah but that also makes you a little anonymous just like me. So what? You're different, right?

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    11. Ohhh Now You're Saying Calling Me a Wussy and Eeyore Is Just "Standing and Defending" on "Your Own Opinion" ?

      I Do "GET" Your LOGIC....

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    12. Good for you... and that's what you'll always get not just from me but from other people as well from other sites when you become nosy over someone's opinion.

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    14. The problem with some of you (like this guy above me) is some of you are hypocrites. You keep saying respect but deep inside you also fantasize and have dirty thoughts to Jinri just like me that's why some of you are here.

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    16. About the giving names... I remember Jinri on your Twitter account where you told your followers (I think that was in 2012) to keep it real and don't restrain themselves to say what they want to say (whether it's a foul word or not). And you also gave a hash tag to that: #tanginarapjinri

      What happened to that and why can't you apply that here? #hypocrisy

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    17. Still think I'm assuming that you are biased?

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  8. Jinri is thinking for a new topic to post based on the comments here. Her bosses in media in the Philippines are reading this and stealing some ideas that they can use in their shows or publications.

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  9. For me, I'm not blogging, uploading videos on YouTube, posting wall updates on Facebook, tweeting updates on Twitter to call people's attention (getting likes- if they like my posts, they are just bonuses; if they don't, then sorry for them). In short, I'm not blogging or social networking to please people. I'm doing those because I like to.

    Remember: doing what you like vs. pleasing people

    Which will it gonna be?

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  10. This is my real pic Jinri, in case you wanna see it again:

    http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b330/elyu/A09lj3ZCEAALKsi_zps9db46132.jpg

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  12. Yeah you're right. Mind your own opinion and not me.

    Never heard of the phrase "teasing a girl"? #dummy

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  13. At least, I'm for real. Unlike most of you here who are just playing or acting nice to Jinri but later on, she'll found out... that you really have a nasty attitude.

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  14. Respect is something you should earn and it's not something that should be given freely or be imposed/demanded.

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  16. The virgins in this post, Jesus Christ. Guys if you wanna do The Neg on Jinri you can be assured she can see that coming (otherwise if you don't know what it is you can start reading up on The Game by Neil Strauss).

    Power corrupts, but absolute power is pretty neat.

    You know, everybody starts with that noble goal: see a social injustice, fight to gain power to change things, get on top, and then suddenly you're too caught up in bureaucracy and politics that the only way to remain in power is to amass more power. Money is the poor man's currency. At such a high level, the currency is inequality.

    It could be safe to say that corruption is implicit in power, and we dare not put so much measures against power to risk it becoming too impotent to effect change. Wisdom, then, is to recognize that power becomes unnecessary for change, because change means changing one's self by wanting change, not through the direct intervention of leadership and authority.

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  17. I think she's waiting for it. You're just jealous coz she replied to them.

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