As Filipinx/a/os we have this deep belief in “utang na loob”, which is often taken to mean “a debt of gratitude”. But its literal translation and our understanding of it is actually so much more than that. It is a “debt of one’s inner self.” It is a debt so deep it is unquantifiable; a debt so deep it often requires life-long loyalty.
Gratitude is such a beautiful thing. It is a humbling recognition of those who have helped us along our journey and a reminder that we are all part of a greater community who serve to uplift each other. But this concept of “utang na loob” is different and can actually be harmful if we allow this indebtedness to silence us.
It is important to remember that we can be grateful while also holding the people (or institutions) in our lives accountable. That to truly inhabit the meaning of kapwa is to actually hold both these truths at once.
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Lightweight 6oz fabric, double-needle sleeve, and bottom hem, and side seam construction
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