It's been part of my working routine to conduct a performance evaluation after the prelim period. I really value feedback and it really helps me to improve my teaching during the course of the semester. However, I was shocked when I read this comment:
"Sir, wala po sa inyo yung problema, nasa amin po. Mahirap talagang maging bobo..."
There's no such thing as a "bobo". Kabobohan is just a label that we put on ourselves because we feel frustrated that we can't get something done right. Kabobohan does not come naturally. It's an artificial construct, a defense mechanism that we put up when we don't feel like fighting anymore.
If I gave in to the belief of kabobohan, I would not even be in my current position in the academe. Specially with a very short memory like mine.
So, to that guy / gal who believes that he / she's bobo, chin up!!! Don't believe in kabobohan. Ironic as it may seem, it's all in the mind...