Dr. Jose Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda () was a Filipino polymath, nationalist and the most prominent advocate for reforms in the. The Indolence of the Filipinos is a study of the causes why the people did not, . As what Jose Rizal stated that Fipinos, before the coming of the Spaniards are. Summary: Rizal admits that laziness does be among the Filipinos. but it can non be attributed to the problems and retardation of the state.

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The Indolence of the Filipinos: However, Stanley’s translation is poor, and parts of passages are not translated at all.

The Indolence of the Filipino by José Rizal

Examining well, then, all the scenes and all the men that we have known from Childhood, and the life of our country, we believe that indolence does exist there. If the former, the government may act with the security that some day or other it will reap imdolence harvest and will find a people its own in heart and interest; there is nothing like a favor for securing the friendship or enmity of man, according to whether it be conferred with good will or ruzal into his face and bestowed upon him in spite of himself.

They are taught to be inferior.

Morga does not speak of it, in spite of his having spent seven years in Manila, and yet he does describe the kinds of fowl, the jungle hens and cocks. There has besides been favoritism in instruction against indigens. To what is this retrogression due? I hope that Filipinos will spend more of their time reading this one.

or The Moro pirate has disappeared but there remains the outlaw who infests the fields and waylays the farmer to hold him for ransom.

Shiela Mae rated it it was amazing Teh 01, What kills the European in hot countries is the abuse of liquors, the attempt to live according to the nature of his own country under another sky and another sun.


Anonymous April 22, at 7: The original says the ransom included chickens; hencean error due again to Amoretti.

Sobre la indolencia de los filipinos

The PDI’s article about it should summarize it quite well. Get back in the ranks and keep in line!

The natives furnished the masts for a galleon, according to the assertion of the Franciscans, and I heard the governor of the province where they were cut, which is Lacuna de Bay, say that to haul them seven leagues over very broken mountains 6, natives were engaged three months, without furnishing them food, which the wretched native had to seek for himself!

The second Spanish edition of the work was published by Rizal himself, who rkzal always a sincere admirer of the book. Rizal pointed out that long before the coming of the Spaniards, the Filipinos were industrious and indolsnce. We must confess that indolence does actually and positively exist there; only that, instead of holding it to be the cause of the backwardness and the trouble, we regard it as the effect of the trouble and the backwardness, by fostering the development of a lamentable predisposition.

Anonymous March 4, at 7: The women were seen constantly followed by servants who dressed them and fanned them — personal things which they ought to have done for themselves. Building the Filipinos Sample Essay Essay What does it inspire me to do? As a result of this, the Filipinos were forced to become nomads, lost interest in cultivating their lands or in rebuilding the industries that were shut down, and simply became submissive to the mercy of God.

Sobre la indolencia de los filipinos – Wikipedia

Anonymous December 3, at El progreso de Filipinas. This much-discussed question has met with the same fate as certain tje and specifies of the quacks who by ascribing to them impossible virtues have discredited them.

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Jan 08, Gianne Kris added it. Rizal ends by asking what then would have caused Filipinos to forget their past. The Chinese usurped all the petty trade.

He was a prolific poet, essayist, diarist, correspondent, and novelist whose most famous works were fo two novels, Noli me Tangere and El filibusterismo.

The patient wants to eat, it wants to breathe the fresh air, but as such desires may offend the susceptibility of the physician who thinks that he has already provided everything necessary, it suffers and pines away from fear of receiving scolding, of getting another plaster and a new blood-letting, and so on indefinitely.

Joxe October 2, at 7: Convinced by the insinuation of his inferiority, his spirit harassed by his education, if that brutalization of which we spoke above can be called education, in that exchange of usages and sentiments among different nations, the Filipino, to whom remain only vilipino susceptibility and his poetical imagination, allows himself to be guided by his fancy and his self-love.

For a good exposition from the friar point of view, see Zamora, Las Corporaciones-Religiosas en Filipinas: The Philippines are an organism whose cells seem to have no arterial system to irrigate it or nervous system to communicate its impressions; these cells must, nevertheless, yield their product, get it where they can: Without education and liberty, that soil and that sun of mankind, no reform is possible, no measure can give the result desired.

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