This minor inconsistency has been plaguing me, as by hiding behind anonymity, I have come to realize that I was not living up to my own principles! Instead of having something profound or even seemingly philosophical, I wanted to rectify this with a late introduction of myself.
Perhaps, another purpose I have in writing is to solve the intellectual problems raised against myself by the world around me. I was never foolish enough to consider myself a qualified teacher, nor to have anything to offer my readers except my convictions, my beliefs, and my opinion. A little knowledge helps so much more than a lot of alcohol, a little understanding a lot more than knowledge, and even a thimble of God’s love more than understanding. Even the great C.S. Lewis admitted 'If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.' Maybe I should stop pretending to be comfortable, and instead start thinking on the more definite issues of life that are relevant to my daily existence and to the existences of others.
When any real thinker, philosopher, theologian or writer comes to read my works, he will very easily see that these are the work of an amateur. Every part here will be admittedly speculative in nature and possibly a personal take on ancient ideas as understood by a layman. I have taken little pains to trace what ideas I use or any quotations I make to their sources when they will not be easily found, even in this age of information. Any one will see easily enough what, and how precious few, I have read in my entire life. If anything is original, it will be unintended and a result of my own ignorance for I am not perfect. I apologise for any discomfort this may cause you. I really do.
Capitol Homes, Quezon City, 2013