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Our National Hero — Jose Rizal

Have you ever read or watched Suzanne Collins’ famous The Hunger Games

If no, then that’s just unfortunate — you’re missing out on life. Just kidding. Seriously though, YOU REALLY HAVE TO SEE THE MOVIE OR READ THE TRILOGY…

Okay, for those of you who have watched the movie or read the book, then I can tell you, there’s nothing really different between Katniss Everdeen and one of the most badass (but kind-hearted) man in history — Jose Rizal.

They’re both the voices of the ‘weak’ ones and the redeemers of the oppressed. Both of them opened the eyes of the people who were blinded with ignorance, and sparked a revolution against the oppressors.

The only difference is that Katniss used her marksmanship in her bow and arrow to kill her enemies, while Jose Rizal used his pen and paper: he made two controversial novels that really, really pissed off the villains (the Spanish friars during the Spanish Colonization in the Philippines).

Now, the things I want to learn from him…

With those being said, he must have been a pretty good writer. Not being sentimental and hyperbolical, but he wrote really wonderful poems, and had said a lot of inspiring words through his letters and books. Read his striking quotes here. Pretty good, ey? 

Since I am an aspiring writer and very fond of novels and poetry, I would want to learn the writing technique of Doctor Jose Rizal.

Yeap, you read that right. Doctor. He was a physician.

Also, being a Civil Engineering student, one thing I would like to learn from him is his civil engineering skills…

“Wait, what? A writer, then a doctor, and  now, AN ENGINEER?” Yes, aside from being a doctor and a writer, Jose Rizal was a very brilliant civil engineer, He greatly helped the people in his hometown by improving the irrigation systems, with the help of his students.

Lastly, I would want to learn from him how to dig chicks — yes, seriously, he had a lot of girlfriends. 

And yes, a nerd with a lot of chicks existed. Get over it. This is hope for the nerds of this generation!

A doctor, writer, engineer, womanizer…just the tip of the iceberg. Wait ’til you see his other occupations. You’ll be surprised.

 

A response to The Daily Post 

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/dream-teacher/

Dream Teacher: You can choose any person from history to teach you any topic you want. Who’s your teacher, and what do they teach you?

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2 thoughts on “Our National Hero — Jose Rizal

  1. He would also make a pretty good martial arts instructor. Or a one stop language teacher. Actually it’d probably be easier to list the things that he couldn’t teach.

  2. That’s true. Initially, I though about mentioning those things but then this post would turn out to be very long. Honestly, the other thing I would want to learn from him is how he was able to learn many skills in such a short lifetime!

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