I was looking through my old encyclopedias when I found a really old paper with a poem written by Jose P. Laurel, one of the former presidents of the Philippines. (It’s really old, it just doesn’t look old because of the lighting and my phone’s camera is not that good)
A FRIENDLY ADVICE
by Jose P. Laurel
Be reserved, but not sour;
Grave, but not formal;
Bold, but not rash;
Humble, but not servile;
Patient, but not insensible;
Constant, but not obstinate;
Cheerful, but not light;
Rather, be sweet-tempered than familiar;
Familiar, rather than intimate’
And intimate with very few, and
On good ground with all around you.
I’ve decided to share this even though I’ve been so busy lately because It’s really rare to find pieces of paper out of nowhere that will just speak to you.