- No one actually knows when
the idea for the confraternity of the egg was born.
- Some believe that the gift
of the egg first came to the founder, Egg Mandino, while he was
on his way to Quiapo. He was allegedly walking in the side streets
of downtown Manila when he accidentally fell into a manhole.
If it had been a manhole in Japan, he would have died instantly.
By the grace of the cosmos, however, Egg Mandino fell into a
manhole in downtown Manila. And as with other manholes born and
bred in Manila, it was full of stinking garbage. The only injury
he sustained was an egg-shaped concussion.
- What others saw as a minor
injury signified a second chance at life for Egg Mandino. In
front of the mirror, while nursing the growing hill of coagulated
blood on his forehead, he vowed that he would spend the rest
of his life preaching the philosophy of the egg. This was to
become the Personal Legend that he devoted his life to achieve.
- This story is generally viewed
as apocryphal by the cynics. What is beyond doubt, however, is
that the confraternity of the egg was born out of the potent
combination of latent insanity, a huge helping of boredom, and
a dash of desperation. Since 1998, the confraternity has succeeded
in changing a whole generation's philosophy and way of life.
Egg Mandino gave voice to the aspirations of a generation fed
up with living aimless lives, not to mention enduring all those
pop boy bands.
- THE EGG
- The egg is a lot like life.
It is a circle, but not a perfect circle. In life, everything
happens in cycles, but not in perfect cycles.
- EGG PHILOSOPHY : THE BASICS
- 1. Egg people are flexible.
They easily adapt to their environment, whether the surface is
hard or soft. They just rock and roll.
- 2. Egg people are extremely
delicate. You have to deal with eggs the way you deal with
people. If you press too hard or play around with them too much,
their shells might break. And there's nothing worse than an egg
with a broken shell--it goes bad, it smells, it rots.
- 3. As with people, you must
also go beyond the shell to know what's inside an egg.
If it has a rotten yolk, it won't matter one bit if an egg is
all dressed up for Easter or is wearing the emperor's new clothes.
- 4. Eggs, like people,
have to transcend their shells in order to grow. The only
way to soar in the sky is to break out of your shell and leave
your nest behind.
- 5. Like people, all eggs
are born equal. It doesn't matter if they came from an eagle
or or a quail. You can always boil and eat them.