READ: A New Perspective on #APEC2015 and Why We Should Stop Complaining

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The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit has become such a hot topic for various reasons. There’s the gridlock traffic, the #APECHotties, the accusations that Kenneth Cobonpue allegedly copied a local artist’s work for the souvenir item for the welcome dinner, the budget for the entire summit, and the sudden beautification of Manila. Sadly, many of the topics have been for negative reasons.

One netizen is hoping to change that by offering a new perspective and why we should complain less. Francis Asilo thinks that the inconveniences are small when you look at it from a larger picture. According to him:

Balik-tanaw tayo guys. Nung dumalaw si Pope, may road closures din. May mga taong naglakad din. Madami din ang naperwisyo (ie mga hindi katoliko na nahassle din). Pero wala tayong reklamo. Isang head of state lang yun.

Ngayon, 21 heads of state. Tapos kakatapos lang ng Paris bombings. So anong inexpect natin, di tayo mahahassle?

Just because APEC is something that you cannot relate to as much as the Pope’s visit does not mean it is any less important. So stop complaining about your delayed or cancelled flights or about your heavy traffic. Because at the end of the day, like it or not, the lives of the heads of state are more important than our conveniences. We only have our families who depend on us. They have entire nations.

(Let’s go back in time, guys. When the Pope visited, there were road closures, too. There were people who walked, too. A lot of people were hassled, even non-Catholics. But we didn’t complain. That was only one head of state.

Now, there are 21 heads of state. And the Paris bombings just happened. What do you expect, we’re not going to get hassled?

Just because APEC is something that you cannot relate to as much as the Pope’s visit does not mean it is any less important. So stop complaining about your delayed or cancelled flights or about your heavy traffic. Because at the end of the day, like it or not, the lives of the heads of state are more important than our conveniences. We only have our families who depend on us. They have entire nations.)

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