Non sequitur

Eric Gerard Ruiz | Tarantado, Asintado

It does not follow. I remembered when my classmate and I were discussing about gay marriage, the topic for  an oral test that we had in English. He said, “gay marriage should not be legalized.” I asked, “What made you say that?” He stood up, chin up, and proud. “It’s because I’m straight.” It does not follow.

I remembered a scene in my English class in third year high school. was arguing about the dirty history of the Roman Catholic church. I interrupted, “Why waste your time debating about religion?” He replied, but was irritated with my question. “It’s because you’re immature. Only mature people talk about this topic.” It does not follow.

I remembered when I gave an opinion about a certain issue. Feedback? My opinion was biased. It does not follow.

I asked my teacher in high school about “passion.” For 20 years, she has been teaching in that school. She said, “passion is not something you say or boast to other people. Passion is when you fight amid the demands and struggles. I’m passionate in my teaching career. Though sometimes computing grades makes me so tired, I still continue because it’s my passion to teach. That’s the thing that makes me push through.” That was the lighter side of things. She usually complains about computing grades in class, saying that it takes most of her time. Many judged her that she’s not passionate because she complains. But, they didn’t know the real her. To easily conclude she’s not passionate is not a fair judgment. It does not follow.

I asked my friend in high school if the rumors were true. She was accused of drawing nude images on the blackboard after class hours. “Did you really do that?” I asked. “So you believe them?” She shouted. To ask is not to believe. To ask is to ask whether there is worth asking for. To ask is to know more. To ask is to know better versions of the story. To ask is not to give judgment. It does not follow.

Sometimes, it does not follow. Sometimes, people think that they’re capable, superior, and plausible.Nevertheless, do you know what makes the world a better place? We are diverse. We are unique. We are different. But then again, sometimes, it does not follow.

Opinions vary. But opinions are never biased. Opinions can be rebutted. As a common courtesy, give your foe a sound argument for he gave you one, because in the end, it does not follow.

Francis Underwood would say, “There are two kinds of pain – the sort of pain that makes you strong, or useless pain, the sort of pain that’s only suffering. I have no patience for useless things.” Then, he would strangle the dog to death.

And for me, I also have no patience for useless things. I would also strangle the dog that symbolizes useless pain (for immature people, this statement should not be interpreted literally. I love dogs, for your information). I would strangle the fact that I entertained useless things. For nothing can be reaped from useless things but scrap. Nonetheless, after all those useless ruckus, non sequitur.

PS: For my number one fan, non sequitur.

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