Tamad (lazy). Mga Magnanakaw (thieves) ***** (dumb). You've heard all these and WORSE words used to describe filipinos... by fellow filipinos! Yes, as Jim Paredes writes, there is such a thing as Pinoy exceptionalism-except we think we're EXCEPTIONALLY BAD see: http://jimparedes.tumblr.com/post/10...shall-overcome
Let's face it. We get down on our own ethnicity. How many times have you heard: Pinoy kasi? Or “Only in the Philippines!”
Do you think this is mentally healthy to do? Is this a form of MENTAL SLAVERY?
What do you think this type of mentality teaches to our children?
The truth is Pinoys, given the right incentives, can and DO OUTPERFORM. Case in point, in Canada, Canadian officials (not pinoys themselves but actual “native” canadians, officials at that) are SO IMPRESSED with Pinoys that they say a future Canadian prime minister will be of Pinoy descent. No joke. Proof = http://www.bassettlawyer.com/canadia...pinoy-descent/
Sure, you may think the Philippines is a sh*t hole at times, but don't let it rot your faith in our people. It is not the country's resources that make it rich, it is the PEOPLE.
And I argue... that we are ALREADY RICH. We just don't know it. It takes FOREIGNERS telling us how good we are for us to even acknowledge our inherent goodness.
What do you think?