I really am amused by Philippine politics. Sometimes, I do wonder what could have been my life be if I decided to jump in. The family is not too far from politics. I guess it wouldn't be that hard.
Watching 'The West Wing' and 'Commander-in-Chief' on TV also seemed to suggest that life in politics would be interesting.
It really is not my calling.
I wanted to be a doctor though. A neurosurgeon, an epidemiologist, a virologist, or an internist.
But I guess, being a doctor wasn't really what I wanted to do.
Instead, I am now in advertising and media and churning numbers and poring over spreadsheets and equations.
As if, if I didn't, the whole world would plunge into a very deep darkness that would further the suffering of children in Africa.
Quantum physicists suggest - at least, I think they do - that there are parallel universes.
I hope - sincerely hope - that in one (or more) of those universes, I was a doctor. A virologist. An epidemiologist. A neurosurgeon. Or simply some doctor saving lives in the middle of the night in the middle of somewhere. Doing good. Doing something real good for someone else.
I also hope that in one of those universes, I were a politician - who is in it not for the cash bit for the power to make changes and create opportunities accessible who want to and can make use of them. Doing good. Doing great work.
And if indeed there was a singularity where all these universes meet, I hope to meet these other me's.
And ask them, "So were you really great in your work in your universe? Did you do real good?"
For now, I - in this universe - have yet to fully answer that question with confidence and certitude.
Perhaps, I should start working on it.