Position in the Society
by Jenniel Marie Santos
The main objective of this blog is to reflect on how to find one’s place in the society.
My place in the society right now.
“You are not obligated to repay the life they give, but you should know your responsibilities as a daughter.”
Our family was tested year 2018, this is the time when my mom got her rare disease which is called the POEMS syndrome. And surprisingly, it does not have a cure. We were devastated emotionally and financially. They are losing hope, but I keep my faith high. I worked as a part-time worker at Mcdonald’s and even applied for Special Program for the Employment of Students. It was a tough time because the medicines are getting more expensive as time goes by. But, as long as we trust our faith, we can survive this. Today, May 2021, my mom is still not cured, but we can now handle this situation emotionally.
My contributions to the society thus far.
“Education is the key to success, but first you need to be a student.”
Being in a school is privileged because it allows you to study and increase your knowledge. But, being at school is hard. That is why I make sure that I can see the fun in everything I do. I am currently an Architecture student. And I had this professor who always says “…. there is FUN” in every task we do. Before, I got pissed because it feels sarcastic. But, when he was replaced by a new professor, I told to myself that he was actually right. College is already hard, so what we can do is change our perspective and make things lightly. After that term, I am able to meet new friends who I can talk with especially, whenever the situation is getting harder. Therefore, I should be a responsible student but never forget to enjoy things because life can be less hard if my views will be different.
My plans for the future and plans to contribute to the society.
“Be an eye who can witness the truth that needs to be heard by the justice in this society. Hence, I want to be a great advocate.”
As an advocate, I promote equal rights and justice, feminism, and sustainability. I correct people, and will still correct people who receive political fallacies and give them the facts for them to understand the situation rationally, and for them to be a wise voter. For feminism, I am just unapologetically myself. I experienced being sexually harassed when I was a child, and I want to stand up. I won’t let that event happen again. I know my rights as a human, and I deserve to be respected as a human. I will not let anyone be harassed and tortured. Hence, I support the SOGIE Bill. And lastly, support the business that is for sustainability than for mass production. I buy things that last and avoiding single-use plastics. Also, buying second-handed clothes to lessen the production of new clothing and eventually create a better world for future generations.