As an attempt to keep up with the spirit of the National Heroes Day (which we've spent working overtime btw 0_o), I decided to read an essay of Rizal - The Philippines a Century Hence. At school, I think I only managed to read excerpts of the essay, but wasn't able to read it in it's entirety. I was curious to know if the predictions of a genius from a hundred years ago could even be close truth.
For one, I think that is a really ambitious feat. How can you even hope to imagine what the world would be like in a hundred years? More so with much detail?
I am definitely no historian, I couldn't even pride myself with having a competent grasp of history. Nevertheless I do have a love for country, which will always keep me interested with her stories.
"I do not write for this generation. I am writing for other ages. If this could read me, they would burn my books, the work of my whole life. On the other hand, the generation which interprets these writings will be an educated generation; they will understand me and say: Not all were asleep in the night-time of our grandparents'."
—Pilosopong Tasyo, Noli Me Tangere.
May I just say that this is a very fitting introduction of the book. It reminds you, right there and then, that what you're about to read is the work of a visionary.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge "- Albert Einstein.