Dalisay, Elpidio Matt Laurence G. February 24, 2022 2T GEd107 CPET2201 Nenita Luneta-Gallego, Ed. D., PIE Reaction Paper of: Govern yourself first before governing others By Former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales Definition of Terms 1. Excellence (Page 1, 4th paragraph) - It is the quality of being outstanding and being outstanding. 2. Selfless (Page 2, 5th paragraph) - being more concerned to others and can sacrifice one’s self in order to help others. 3. Humility (Page 2, 6th paragraph) - It is the quality of being humble. 4. Brilliantly Trained (Page 3, 2nd paragraph) - exceptionally and properly trained 5. Empower (Page 3, 2nd paragraph) - to enlightened someone or to make them stronger and more confident. 6. Patriotism (Page 4, 4th paragraph) - love and support to your country. 7. Respect (Page 4, 5th – 6th paragraph) - accepting someone for who they are, even when they're different from you and the state of being admired. Reaction Paper Conchita Carpio Morales, a retired Supreme Court justice and former Ombudsman, gave a powerful speech to the graduates of the UP College of Law, in which she discussed the real challenges that they will encounter on their next trip in their chosen profession. She reminded them of the trials and tribulations they had through while studying law over the years. One of the points made by the Supreme Court justice and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales that stand out for me is that she expects the graduates to see the wrongdoings of government officials and politicians who are still blind in the real status of our country. She also wanted them to make things right as a future lawyer and to help the voices of the people that is not being heard and to give justice and equality to those who are in need especially to the poor people. By reading this article, I realized the importance of hard work. The phrase "hard work is the key to success" is well-known. Although a little bit of luck plays a significant function, I believe that hard work is really the key to success. Parents, teachers, and others encourage a child to study hard so that he might earn good grades. In fact, if luck were the sole factor, no one would work and instead wait for their lick to shine. Also, perseverance and working smarter is another factor to achieve success. For me, A student stands out first and foremost if he works hard in class. After graduation, many students claim that they were either unlucky in getting good grades or that the evaluators evaluated their papers unjustly. But, once again, these are only grounds for which no choice can be offered. Individuals nowadays have the ability to do something and a desire to achieve a certain level of success. Whether your luck shines or not, the condition is hard work and efforts will help you get back on your feet whenever you need it. Upon reading this article, I also understand the significance of virtues and values in our lives. Based on my knowledge, values are the foundation of a good moral character and an individual who lives his life according to his values will never stumble or fall short of his goals, and all of his decisions, even in the face of difficulties he or she will be rational and wise. Our virtues and values will be our guiding principles, and will help us maintain our values to our moral standard. I totally agree with the statement of the retired Supreme Court justice and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales discussed in the article, "Govern yourself first before governing others," because You can't be a leader if you don't know how to lead and if you are not a good follower. It also applies in our academics and school works. If we don't work hard enough studying, there is a chance that we will not be able to find descent jobs as we grow older. It is really important to apply values and virtues in our daily lives because both of them are attitudes, or character traits that enable us to be and to act in ways that develop our true potential.