April 3, 1971
What is my central purpose in life?
I am President. I am the most powerful man in the Philippines. All that I have dreamt of I have. More accurately, I have all the material things I want in life –a wife who is loving and is a partner in the things I do, bright children who will carry my name, a life well lived –all.
But I feel a discontent.
Because I may not have done all that I can. Because I may have taken the easy and safer way out.