Albay Gov. Grex Lagman reflects on the importance of patience


When he was young, Albay Gov. Grex Lagman was one of those people who were in a hurry to grow up and make his mark on the world.

But three decades later, Lagman has come to understand that there are processes that people must go through, and that there is value in being patient.

In a Facebook post, Lagman said he has realized that many of the important things in life involve a process and there is no need to rush these.

People must learn to go through the ups and downs of life and to trust that everything will work out in the end, he said.

The governor got into this introspective mood after receiving a pillow with a photo of his young self on it.

He has gone through a lot since the photo was taken, and has gained his fair share of wisdom.

There is an upside to growing older, after all!

“It’s funny how looking back when we were young, brash and impressionable we thought we already knew so much. We were all in a hurry to grow up and make our mark in this world. ‘Taking it easy’ was an advice we didn’t take.

30 years after graduating from college, i realized that almost everything important in life is a process that one has to go through. And as all processes go, you don’t have to rush it. You just have to stay the course. You just have to be patient. You just have to go through the ups and downs; to be on an even keel and, above all, to trust that everything will eventually work itself out.

Thanks, to my UPM friends and classmates Jasmine Habelito for this pillow and to Atty. Rachel Majito-Cacabelos (UPM ‘89; UP Law ‘00) for my and doves Ana’s mini-“Mes”. Looking at the pillow made me remember about the follies of my youth and at the same time the wisdom i have somehow managed to gain due to advancing and inevitable old age! Hahaha,” Lagman posted.

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