FireworksBy R. Valencia and S. Bismark
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Fireworks and firecrackers do not bring prosperity. Their smoke can damage our health.
Wise men want to usher in the New Year with things that will benefit everyone. Firecrackers aren’t on their list.
Fireworks are attractive to the eyes but bad for our lungs.
We create senseless “traditions,” then suffer their consequences.
Buying firecrackers is putting one’s well-being at risk.
No great sage has ever taught that firecrackers and noise would bring happiness.
Good fortune results from good deeds—and contributing to pollution and loud noise isn’t one of them!
The glow of the brightest lights comes from the heart. They shine because of love!
Happiness lies in the heart of everyone who cares for others—and for Mother Earth. Let’s welcome the New Year by putting away those firecrackers and creating a clean and peaceful atmosphere for all of us to enjoy!
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