There is no denying the fact that the happiest is also the luckiest and vice versa.  This can be gleaned from any of the following instances:  winning lotto, passing the board/ bar exams, getting a hefty bonus, or promotion or recognition, receiving a scholarship, pension or surviving the Big C.  But wait a minute, there is also one sector to be considered and this can be found in the loneliest place in the planet—prison.  Those acquitted and those paroled may also be considered happiest and relatively speaking in contrast with above, may prove to be the happiest of them all.

Among those who may be considered in this batch is a certain  released prisoner, Danilo Carandang Guillen.  He was made to account for the failure of Marcos government in its program of Masagana 99 despite the fact that Danny was just a lowly bookkeeper in charge of listing projects.  He was made as the face of failure and was charged and eventually sentenced to serve 600 years in prison.  During the EDSA revolt, he slipped out of the penitentiary and surrendered to the new government.  He was again brought back to serve his time in the penitentiary.  After a few years, government  decided that there was  injustice somewhere and he was released.  Danny from that time on believed that there is indeed justice and since then, with such thought, became the happiest guy in town.

The point is, it is not wealth, it is not health, it is not the future that makes one happy but freedom.


About vjtesoro

A perpetual student of Corrections

Posted on July 27, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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