Title: The Indolence of the Filipino Author: Jose Rizal Release Date: November, [EBook #] [Yes, we are more than one year ahead of schedule] [This. La Indolencia de los Filipinos, more popularly known in its English version, “The Indolence of the Filipinos,” is a exploratory essay written by Philippine national. 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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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 his susceptibility and his poetical imagination, allows himself to be guided by his fancy and his self-love.

Third, Spain did not protect the people against foreign invaders and pirates.

The Indolence of the Filipino by José Rizal

Note that the native himself is not, naturally inclined to routine, but his mind is disposed to accept all truths, just as his house is open to all strangers. Chaos has been widespread, and destruction rampant.

This refers doubtless to Rizal himself, who competed in an open contest for Spaniards and Indians, of the Liceo Artistico-Literario de Manila, and of whom such an occurrence is related. We inhabitants of hot countries live well in northern Europe whenever we take the precautions the people there do.

A very extraordinary thing, and one that shows the facility with which the natives learned Spanish, is that fifty years before the arrival of the Spaniards in Luzon, in that very year when they filipuno came to the islands, there were already natives of Luzon who understood Castilian. In such a condition, the Philippines remained a country that was lifeless, dead, simply existing and not living.

The Indolence of the Filipino by José Rizal

Jose Rizal, to explain the alleged idleness of his people during the Spanish colonization. Weighing its plans, its illusions and its difficulties, fklipino are reminded of the gardener who tried to raise a tree planted in a small flower-pot. Thus, we usually do not keep eBooks in compliance with any particular paper edition.


Is it the poor clerk who comes in at eight in the morning and leaves at, one in the afternoon with only his parasol, who copies and writes and works for himself and for his chief, or is it the chief, who comes in a carriage at ten o’clock, leaves before twelve, reads his newspaper while smoking and with is feet cocked up on a chair or a table, or gossiping about all his friends?

But on the other hand, I like how you have proved that Filipinos aren’t what some other people thought they were, and how they they weren’t supposed to be who they are right now. What does it inspir I just wanted to keep putting up snaps every other paragraph.

The Myth of the Lazy Native: So, among other things, this “Small Print! Christine Mae rated it it was amazing Jan 28, Page count 1 page words. The consequence of this misuse is that there are some who are interested in stating it as a dogma and others in combating it as a ridiculous superstition, if not a punishable delusion.

In the Philippines one’s own and another’s faults, the shortcomings of one, the misdeeds of another, are attributed to indolence. We are not fools, we are not puppets who simply do as we are commanded — we are human beings, who are motivated by our will towards the accomplishment of our objectives, and who strive for the preservation of our race.

Beforeone of the Spanish officers in the Philippines, commenting on the climate of the Islands, declared, with considerable acumen, that Europeans could stand life and work here if they observed continence in regard to the use of alcoholic beverages.

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Anonymous March 21, at 2: Anonymous March 5, at 5: However, Stanley’s translation is poor, and parts of passages are not translated at all. He therefore enumerates the causes of indolence and elaborates on the circumstances that have led to it. We must confess indolencw indolence does actually and positively exist there; only that, instead of holding it filioino 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.

Spanish Philippine history has curiously repeated itself during the fifteen years of America’s administration of this archipelago.


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It can clearly be deduced from the writing that the cause of the indolence attributed to our race is Spain: New life, new vitality! Anonymous May 20, at 9: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

His conduct, while it may reveal weakness, also demonstrates that the islands were abundantly provisioned.

Summary of Dr. Jose Rizal’s the indolence of the Filipinos?

The city was taken by force and burned. Paperback48 pages.

I learned that Filipinos are not Indolent. Anonymous March 4, at 2: Another thing that we might add that had caused this indolence, ijdolence the lack of unity among the Filipino people. Rzal Quintin bisco rated it really liked it Feb 27, In the time of their first bishop, that is, ten years after Legazpi, Philip II said that they had been reduced to less than two thirds. A Chinese manuscript of the 13th century, translated by Dr.

Anonymous May 5, at 2: First came the wars, the internal disorders which the new change of affairs naturally brought with it. China furnished the trade, and they had only to take advantage of it and pick indolehce the gold that dropped out on its way from Mexico toward the interior of China, the gulf whence it never returned.

El progreso de Filipinas. Jan 27, Steven rated it it was amazing. It will not be sufficient to speak to his fancy, to talk nicely to him, rjzal that the light illuminate him like the ignis fatuus that leads travelers astray at night; all the flattering promises of the fairest hopes will not suffice, so long as his spirit is not free, his intelligence not respected.

Still one other Spanish edition has appeared, namely: Would it indooence fair for a rich adult male to be compared by a hapless adult male? Yes, all attempt is useless that does not spring from a profound study of the evil that afflicts us.