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Thanks for that comment! Comments like yours motivate me to write more! I mean it's full of substance! May sense! Thinking out of the box! I hope you're not -waters-. You seem to have the same way of thinking! And i love it! I reiterate, it's full of substance and not just the ordinary wow-ang-galing-mo-naman-ser line! And I encourage comments like yours...if you really wanna know the truth, i encourage hate comments in my blog! I don't want a blog with just the monotonous WOW's! I would rather have something 'spicier'. So thanks for 'spicing' up my blog!
OK, to answer your question. I'll start with a confession! I am probably the most cynical and skeptical person you'll ever know. I see evil in good deeds! I never just 'thought' I MIGHT have haters! I have always been CERTAIN I have haters! There's one comment here from 'yourfriendlyneighborhoodclimberwithoutrules' which was not so ordinary. Just look it up here! When I first saw it, that was the time I first confronted the thing that I always suspected--that I had haters. Of course it would be so hard to believe and accept at first. But time heals all wounds! And thanks to my Philosophy lessons, I can always make justifications for anything. But haters don't affect me that much! It is healthy to have haters! Even Jesus had haters! Michael Jackson had haters! The Beatles got their fair share of rotten tomatoes and so did the ancient thinkers like Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. Even a person as insignificant as Aling Iska or Mang Domeng have haters! Being hated is normal! This is an indication that you're human and there are humans around you! Only humans hate! But let's try to put it less philosophically. When you have haters, and these haters don't know you personally, it means you're starting to make some noise or some kind of a wave or a revolution or a religion! You start to gain followers at the same time, the number of your haters builds up! This is normal. Because when you make some noise, you're making a stand. And when you make a stand, you are waging a war against half of the population of the dichotomous universe. You try to stay in the middle; you die! And no one will believe you! You're not strong enough to stand by what you believe in! So you gotta make a stand in a lot of things!
Now on the pasikat issue! It is indeed PASIKAT! Because everything else is pasikat! The color of your jeans is pasikat, the profile picture on your Facebook is pasikat! But if this may adorn my pasikat in any way, I am doing pasikat just to tell everybody that an average Joe like me can also do it!
And on this Average Joe issue, it's only either "hardcore si Adonis" or "wala naman talagang hardcore kasi si Adonis nga na lampa, kayang gawin yan e!". And if you don't believe that I am just an average Joe, it's not my ballgame anymore. Ikaw na ang nagbuhat ng bangko ko!
And when I use the second person pronoun 'you', I refer to people in general and not just the author of the previous comment.
To stretch the inquiry further, yep some of those are just nambobola! Pero ayus lang yun kung binobola ka basta di ka nagpapabola! Pero kung may bilib ka talaga sa sarili mo, hindi ka na naaapektuhan ng bola o pamimintas. Kasi sa loob mo alam mo may ibubuga ka! At mas masarap ang pakiramdam kung alam mong handa ka sa kahit anumang hamon nila!
Pero madami sa aking mga readers ay na-meet ko na! At pinapakita ko sa kanila na I am just as ordinary or extraordinary as they are! And the 'fans' become my equals and being already my equal, they are fully convinced that they too can do it--which is my ultimate goal! To tell everyone that THEY TOO CAN DO IT! And eventually make them stop idolizing me!
I'll leave you with this line that I got from my mountaineering mentor!
Sabi ko dati sa kanya: "Alam mo Jep, bilib talaga ako sa classmate kong si TJ Isla (who emerged vicotious in the recently concluded Pharmaton MVP Challenge): magaling mag-basketball, matalino, pogi, swerte sa girlfriend, may kaya, mabait kaya gusto ng lahat, hindi nakakalimot magsimba, para siyang santo"
Ang sabi sa akin ng mentor ko
"Alam mo Dons, kung may idol ka, sino pang a-idol sayo?!"
Let's all idolize ourselves!