Going Against the Spring Revolution
Today, July 27, the young in the Philippines have reason to celebrate. A most valuable book specifically addressed to them will be launched at 7:00 p.m at the Fully Booked store in Bonifacio High Street. Entitled "No Holds Barred", the book is all about building a strong character among young people so that they can avoid the tragic end of very professionally successful people who destroyed a bright future in their respective careers because of a sexual misbehavior. Everyone knows the case of the best golfer in the world who lost his reputation and even for a time his playing skills because of marital infidelity. An equally well-known happening had to do with the Chief Executive of a international financial organization who lost some of the brightest opportunities in the political life of his nation because of his penchant for casual sex in the hotels in which he stayed. There are other celebrated cases of top politicians or company executives who fell from the peak of popularity and fame because of their inability to live the virtue of temperance, one of the four cardinal or moral virtues. With the exception of a few outstanding examples like St. Augustine, it is very difficult to be chaste in adulthood if one had not learned to keep his animal instincts under control in his youth.