All due to a paper thin ego that is better at dishing out than taking it.Unfortunately, Filipinos put more emphasis on the tone and the perceived rudeness of the message more than on the actual content. And they can’t even put up proper counterarguments without resorting to Ah, basta! Why such stubbornness or incorrigible self-righteousness persists, despite the disastrous outcome and results found in Filipino society, is something that has been baffling for many, many years. Filipinos harbor a skewed concept of freedom Filipinos think the “freedom” they supposedly earned in 1986 allows them to do whatever they want, regardless of the consequences.
In addition, Filipinos have been so used to thinking that someone else will clean up after their own messes, they just leave their trash, literally.
Filipinos are lazy and unimaginative There are many talented Filipinos. The following question remains without a convincing answer until now: Proud to be Filipino? Obviously, Filipinos have been putting the cart before the horse; they feel pride for some inexplicable thing, then they go find something to feel proud of, however small and inappropriate.
However, it seems that the problem is that collectively, their society doesn’t encourage such. But true pride comes from a society building things as a collective, from accomplishing things where each member of that society can feel happy and satisfied knowing that they had a part in building that thing or accomplishment.
Consider this a list, not exhaustive, of character traits that Filipinos need to overcome if they want to emerge as a better society – definitely better than their current situation indicates.
Filipinos are rude, undisciplined and inconsiderate The quintessential example of this, of course, is to look at a daily commute and a typical traffic scene in the Philippines. They all want to be first; if they spot a chance to overtake, they will.
Yesterday (March 26, 2011) I set an appointment for my passport renewal and to my dismay, the appointment system schedule is very much off my expectation.