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“YOU ARE ON CCTV”

Around campus here, there are CCTVs everywhere. You can see them, even if you didn’t look too hard… Still, there are signs close to every placement saying, “You are on CCTV”.

Barring other reasons, I have come to see a wisdom in it: even when people around you could see something, you have a responsibility to tell them. Make them see. Show them. Direct their attention to it…

It’s not enough to say, “…but it was obvious.” or “…you should know.”

Maybe they indeed should but help them. Help yourself. Ignorance is never enough an excuse, but you can help them to avoid that excuse altogether.

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THE DANGER OF HATRED BY INTERPRETATION

You’ve heard of hatred by association, right?

When someone who’s your friend wants you to hate someone just because they hate them? Like, they try to recruit you into their Hatred Association of Whatever. Yeah, that’s the thing.

Okay! So yeah, there’s hatred by interpretation too.

That is, someone hears something about you from someone else and they relay it to you. But instead of telling you what they heard exactly, word for words, they only tell you their interpretation of what was said.

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UPH EAGLES, BASKETBALL AND POST-COVID REFLECTIONS

As introverts (and people at large), there were a couple of things we took for granted pre-COVID. Sitting in the basketball court during service today, (yeah, we set up the court now for church service), reminds me of days when basketball games were a thing here.

UPH Eagles had a match once with an outside team and it was kind of a big game. UPH Eagles were (and still are) one of the best around here, so was the opposing team. Hence, the hype. I was invited to come watch.

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