Immaculate Conception Academy of ManilaSchool in Manila, Philippines
“No legacy is so rich as honesty” – William Shakespeare
Yesterday, a father of one of our students came to the office to commend the good deed of our school gua...rd Mr. Ronald Marcos.
The father went to the school to buy a school patch from the bookstore. Going back home, he noticed that his wallet (fat with cash) was lost. He, of course, had that pulse-quickening, gut-wrenching worry and tried to retrace his steps. He went back to the school, and a smiling guard quickly approached him and returned the wallet…intact. The father praised Ronald for the honesty. He was particularly impressed with this act knowing fully well that the guard does not earn much as an agency personnel.
For a security guard who earns a modest monthly salary for a 12-hour job, his act of integrity is really commendable. Although a lot of people laud honesty as the best policy, it is a virtue that is hard to find. Just look at some of our politicians, some government employees, or any number of professions where it seems the “only” way to get ahead is through deception…stealing…corruption.
Ronald Marcos could have taken the money, but he didn’t.