Being allergic to hearing cuss words, actress Rita Avila has started a challenge which she and her daughter took on – putting up a “mura box.”
Avila believes cussing is “a bad habit that will take a long time to break.” This she said in her Instagram page yesterday, Oct. 12, where she reacted to a viral post on Department of Education Secretary Leonor Briones who commented that students and adults who cuss really need to be educated. The post Avila reacted on also pointed out President Rodrigo Duterte’s penchant for foul language.
“The President’s habits seem like normal now to those who hear and see them. It feels awful Ma’am Leonor Briones. Now you know it,” she said. “We are the receivers of this present normalcy.”
As an adult, Avila said she is not used to mouthing cuss words even when she is infuriated. While she avoids cussing, she set up the “mura box” challenge between herself and her daughter.
“I made a challenge, paying P20.00 per cuss word. We call it ‘Mura Box,’” she said. Avila explained that the more she cusses, the more money her daughter would receive at the end of the challenge.
“Less poisonous words in the air is fresh air,” Avila also reminded fans. “Less poisonous words from the mouth is pure soul. Less poisonous words for the ears is pleasant music.” JB