In a world where we judge and most of the time treat people differently because of a person’s income.
We overlook a man because of his dirty clothes, but give a special seat to a man who appears rich. Even parents are guilty of unconsciously mistreating a son with lower income than a daughter who earns thousands of dollars a month.
I am writing this not because I’m “holier than you”, but yes I am more aware of this judging behavior than most people, but sometimes I miss and guilty of this.
We often have a perception that car mechanics are poorer than us, because they look poor on their dirty clothes.
But last week, I happened to converse with a car mechanic, he said it with pride that his wife and kids look like wealthier than him because of his job. He said car mechanics actually earn P20,000 and up a month. I didn’t let my surprise too obvious because he just shattered my stereotyping mind.
He told me, tinkering car engines has been his passion since he was a boy.
People in the big cities such as Manila and Cebu have a notion that they are the center of correct pronunciations. But Manilans are the most ironically notorious.
Metro Manila being the capital of the Philippines, and the most advanced in the finances. For so many years they have made fun of people’s accent and pronunciations from the provinces, the Bisayans the most constant butt of jokes.
Manilans’ superiority complex overlooked their own shortcomings. So I made an article many years ago to expose and correct their poor pronunciations.