Friday, October 7, 2022

Did JP Enrile discourages Pinoy from taking on offers as Harvard Speakers in latest FB post? States some people overestimates their limitations


Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Juan Ponce Enrile, the ever outspoken legal luminary, does not disappoint his FB followers because despite his busy schedule, he still finds time to impart his wisdom to the reading public, be it on legal matters, politics or even personal opinion on burning issues of the day.


Speaking of personal opinion, JPE as his colleagues and even the media call him, talked about people who tends to bite more than they can chew, sort of in his latest FB post.

JPE remarked that some people tends to overestimate themselves. He said that these people should reflect on the proverb, which was later made part of a song that goes like this, “Fool rush in when angels fear to tread or walk.”

To give a hint to what he was alluding, JPE mentioned about Harvard and lecturing on esoteric subjects like ECONOMICS, especially at this time in history is no laughing matter, not even for renowned names in ECONOMICS such as Adam Smith and Keynes.

I had to ask Google what is the meaning of the word esoteric and this is what Mr. Google has to say – “ESOTERIC” means intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest.

In fairness to JPE, he did not name names but reading at the comments on his thread, netizens dropped their guesses who JPE was talking about.

Here are some of the comments of netizens.

One only needs to be unselfless to not overestimate their limitations. Ask mama leni what unselfless means, sa kanya galing yun, can’t wait for video lectures in harvard. Teleprompter and projector-prompter kawaykaway

Not to worry. The smart ones at Harvard will soon realize Leni is no economist.

You may now read JPE’s original FB post below.

Some people overestimate their limitations. They should always remember a proverb, which was later made a part of a song, that says, “Fools rush in when angels fear to tread.” Lecturing in Harvard on such esoteric subject as ECONOMICS, especially at this time in history, is no joke, not even for Adam Smith or Lord John Maynard Keynes.


Source: JP Enrile