It is an honor for a teacher when his students are proud of him, but the greatest honor for a teacher is when his students make him proud.
This is the story behind #HugAPsychMajorDay, a day for those who braved and took the challenge of the board exam. A day for those who passed and those who failed. A day when we celebrate all psych majors. A day when we celebrate our love for Psychology.
I am not forcing you to stay in this field. I am not even asking to to stay. I am simply asking that you find your reason to stay. If you don’t find it, then I can only ask you to go for your dreams and do whatever makes you happy. But if you do choose to stay, please love it. Please love what you do. Please love psychology. Do not give up even when it seems to be hard. Fight, even when it seems there is nothing left to fight for.
You will have to deal with people you don’t like. You would have to understand everyone, even when you come to the point that understanding is the hardest thing to do. At one point you will realize that when someone does something that hurts you, you stop asking for apologies and you seek answers to understand why they did hurt you. And sometimes, that, too, hurts. Just keep understanding.
“’Pag sinabi mong ‘eto na ako eh, tanggapin nyo ako’ isa lang ang ibig sabihin no’n: patay ka na. Kasi lahat tayo, we evolve, we change, we have a history at patay lang ang pwedeng magsabi na eto na ako.”