Ang Kalapati at ang Uwak (Alamat o Legend, Fable of Dove and Crow)

Denise Mendiola
is a Estudyante in the Philippines

Inutusan ng Diyos ang uwak upang tingnan ang lalim ng tubig sa dagat. Ngunit ang ginawa ng uwak ay kumain nang kumain ng sari-saring bagay na natagpuan niya sa lupa kaya't nalimutan niya ang ipinag-uutos ng Diyos.

Nang sumapit ang ikatlong araw at di pa bumabalik ang uwak, inutusan naman ng Diyos ang kalapati. Matapat ang kalapati kaya't hindi niya nalimutan ang ipinag-uutos ng Diyos. Pagdating niya sa lupa ay agad siyang dumapo sa tubid.

Bumalik agad sa kalangitan ang kalapati at ibinalita sa Diyos ang kanyang nakita.

Samantala, noon ay bumalik an rin ang uwak. Tinanong siya ng Diyos kung bakit di agad siya nakabalik. Hindi nakasagod ang uwak dahil sa kahihiyan.

Ang parusa ng Diyos sa uwak ay ang paglalagay ng pabigat sa kanyang paa, kaya ang uwak ay palundag-lundag ngayon. Ang matapat na kalapati ay kinagigiliwan sa buong daigdig. Ang pula sa paa ng kalapati ay katunayan ng pagtupad sa kanyang tungkulin.

It has been said that history repeats itself. So why is it crucial to study history? Because one may learn about past human behavior that is relevant to the intellectual growth and development of himself as an individual. Learning about the events of the past give us an understanding of how the world came to be, not only in your world but around the world including all cultures of people as well as nature. Studying history will teach you how to understand and overcome change. Thus, history should be studied for several reasons. First, history helps us to understand other cultures. With this knowledge of history you can be able to analyse other cultures. Another reason to study history is because it helps us to understand change. Change comes every day and without history, people do not have anything to prepare themselves for. Furthermore, an understanding history is a basic prerequisite as a citizen of a nation. Also, history can explain change on a larger scale. For example, if someone wanted to know why the stock markets crash, they could research and look for patterns for economic downturns. So history does matter. It has been said that he who controls the past controls the future. Our view of history shapes the way we view the present, and therefore it dictates what answers we offer for existing problems. One of the greatest benefits of studying history is that it allows us a chance to learn about who we came from. The people of the past are those who came before us, and it is interesting to see how some of the thoughts, attitudes, and practices of today can differ so drastically from those throughout history.

History is important because it helps us to understand the present. History teaches values. If we will listen to what history has to say, we can come to a sound understanding of the past that will tell us much about the problems we now face. If we refuse to listen to history, we will find ourselves fabricating a past that reinforces our understanding of current problems.

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Denise Mendiola

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Philippines , Albay , Bagumbayan
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