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    Posted May 3, 2012 by
    Baguio City, Philippines
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    Cemetery of Negativism (Part 1)


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     JherryPhons says this cemetery is one of the most popular spots in Baguio City, Philippines. He says a highlight of the cemetery was inspiring messages inscribed on the tombstones for the reader. "This is one of the best places to be inspired, to be positive and to be reminded of how we properly deal with ourselves, including the people around us. The place is very simple and quiet, but the messages that it conveys is true and enlightening. So, let's dust off all negative emotions and bad experiences and spend more time concentrating on the positive things about life," he says.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    The Cemetery of Negativism, also known as The Lost Cemetery, is a place where all negative thoughts, pessimistic attitudes, depressing emotions and all impediments to achieving your ambitions can be buried. It sounds funny but it makes sense and will turn you to be a better person in some ways. You can see tombs with hilarious yet inspiring epitaph inscribed on it.

    The cemetery was designed by Major John Hightower and is situated at the former rest & recreation facility for American soldiers in Asia at Camp John Hay, in Baguio City, Philippines.

    Below are the descriptions of each photo:

    Photo 1 : Welcome signage - “Cemetery of Negativism”

    Photo 2 : Welcome Tombstone – “The Lost Cemetery”, states that “Negativism is man’s greatest self-imposed infliction, his most limiting factor, his heaviest burden,” “No more, for here is buried the world’s negativism for all time,”

    “Those who rest here have died not in vain -- but for you a stern reminder
    -- as you leave this hill, remember that the rest of your life be more positive”.

    “Have a good day -- treat today like it’s your last, though it’s the first day of the rest.”

    Photo 3 : KANTOU NUTHIN WRIGHT : “Born: Dec. 5, 1905, Died: June 14, 1903”

    Photo 4 : JUST KANT SHAKIT : “Born: 5 Oct 1819, Died of Passivity 20 May 1516”

    Photo 5 : WHY DIDENT I? : “Born: ?????, Lived Wondering Why, Died For No Reason”

    Photo 6 : WONT B. USED : “Started December 10 1906, Abandoned December 14 1906”

    Photo 7 : KNOW DAM WAY : “Conceived New Year's Eve 1910, Didn't Work Out”

    Photo 8 : LETZ STUDY IT : “Delayed Birth, Step Childhood, Never Reached Maturity”

    Photo 9 : WILL NOT LAST : “Born 3 June 1906 And Didn't”

    Photo10 : BLAME MI WILL YA : “Adopted 4 July 1911, Returned 5 July 1911”

    Cemetery of Negativism (Part 2) :

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