I liked how Mister Avid thinks about ‘Pinoy Pride”. I think he’s right. Pride is a too strong word.
“Pride needs no external validation. You have Pride in something even if no one cares about it.
I think we should only use the word Pride for deeper convictions. Gay Pride for example. Whether a gay man lands on the moon or kills school children, Gay Pride remains. It is not tied to achievements or disgraces. It is not ever forgotten.
From now on I will avoid using Pinoy Pride.
Pinoy Joy seems more appropriate. Joy is a smaller word that does not require strong commitment. It is fleeting and it gives us license of be trivial and silly.”
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