Jose Rizal, to explain the alleged idleness of his people during the Spanish colonization. Rizal pointed out that long before the coming of the Spaniards, the Filipinos were industrious and hardworking. The Spanish reign brought about a decline in economic activities because of certain causes: First, the establishment of the Galleon Trade cut off all previous associations of the Philippines with other countries in Asia and the Middle East. As a result, business was only conducted with Spain through Mexico. Because of this, the small businesses and handicraft industries that flourished during the pre-Spanish period gradually disappeared.
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Start your review of The Indolence of the Filipino Write a review Shelves: books-read-in , notable-books I just wanted to keep putting up snaps every other paragraph. I wonder what percent of Filipinos have read this book I wonder what they think about it, if it inspires anything in them, and what it inspires them to do.
What does it I just wanted to keep putting up snaps every other paragraph. What does it inspire me to do? My aunt has always talked about wanted to spread literacy somehow in the Philippines. She was appalled when I told her about libraries that loan books out to residents for free in America. What can I do to contribute to this dream as a Filipino-American outside of the Philippines? All in all, a thought-provoking, inspiring, and quick!
In his view the Spanish colonization of the Philippine Islands was a total disaster for the indigenous populace, and all its alleged benefits were either fake or meager.
To my impression the bitter conclusions and resentment of Rizal toward those more than years have either barely reached the present consciousness of Filipinos, or when it did, they let the bygones be bygones.
Apr 28, William Wehrmacher rated it liked it Jose Rizal was a philosopher hero of the Philippines who was executed by the Spanish army for his trouble. I found his arguments that explain the perceived indolence of Filipino. He explained that any group learns to live. He explained that as it is very hot and very fertile.
As a result, the Filipino did not work sunrise to sun set, but produced the food needed to keep the culture alive. Other outside groups like the Spanish, Chinese, and others decided that if they worked longer and harder Jose Rizal was a philosopher hero of the Philippines who was executed by the Spanish army for his trouble.
Other outside groups like the Spanish, Chinese, and others decided that if they worked longer and harder they could produce more, which they did. So, native Filipino riches were stolen to the profit of those who subjugated the native. The natives lost any real interest in being slaves, and reduced their efforts. Fortunately notice tongue deeply in cheek here the Catholic church taught the natives their slavery is OK, because god will give them something better after they are dead.
I read this book because I was making a short visit to Manila. I stayed at a hotel right next door to the oldest cathedral in the Philippines. I noticed that the church seemed to be a gathering place for the poor to sleep on mats and beg at the church doors.
It seems the Catholic church is still promising the same thing, but at least from my small very unscientific observation, are doing little to deliver.
The Indolence of the Filipino
He looks at the behavior typically associated with the predisposition to indolence, and proceeds to analyze the context in which it is bred. We all know about the underdeveloped state in which our educational system languishes. And yet we have only focused on the impoverished state of existing facilities and the miserable test scores of our pupils. We have not even begun to look at the kind of human beings our schools are producing, which is what bothered Rizal most. Stagnation inevitably results from this, and as he who devotes himself to copying fails to develop his inherent qualities, he naturally becomes sterile; hence decadence. A man in the Philippines is only an individual; he is not a member of a nation.