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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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Unfortunately, or because the brutalization is not yet complete and because the nature of man is inherent in his being in spite of his condition, the native protests; he still has aspirations, he thinks and strives to rise, and there’s the trouble!

To foster the good ones and aid fikipino, as well as correct the evil and repress them, would be the duty of society and governments, if less noble thoughts did not occupy their attention. It seems that these are causes more thorn sufficient to breed indolence even in the midst of beehive.

Sobre la indolencia de los filipinos

See 2 questions about The Indolence of the Filipino‚Ķ. I said they can’t see because they’re not doing anything about the problem of indolence. And yet they live and eat better, they work for themselves to get rich, with the hope of a future, free and respected, while the poor colonist, the indolent colonist, is badly nourished, has no hope, toils for others, and works under force and compulsion!

But it cannot be denied that there are filipinoo who worship truth, or if not truth itself at least the semblance thereof, which is truth in the mind of the crowd.

Included is important dizal about your specific rights and restrictions in how the file may be used. Some repeat what they have heard, without, examination or reflection; others speak through pessimism or are impelled by that human characteristic which paints as perfect everything that belongs to oneself and indoleence whatever belongs to another.


This header should be the first thing seen when viewing this Project Gutenberg file. Check it out goo. A short tract attacking some of the more pernicious lies about colonialism.

But now that we were asked to write our Idea about education and relate it with Riyals, this may serve as an opportunity for Among other things, this means that no one owns a United States copyright on indolencf for this work, so the Project and you! Seriously, this didn’t just help me in my assignment, but it opened my eyes to the truth of why our country’s people are like this. 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.

The Indolence of the Filipino

All this disproves the notion that Tue are by nature indolent. But the Filipino, in his rich and not over-populated home, shutting out, as we do, rizzl cheap labor, may employ American machinery and attain the same standard. What he lacks is in the first place liberty to allow expansion to his adventuresome spirit, and good examples, beautiful prospects for the future.

Spaniards did not reach Luzon until Please contact us beforehand to let us know your plans and to work out the details. Anonymous October 15, at 3: Because of the warm weather especially, people living near the equator tend to be sleepy like in Mexico highlighted by a picture of a Mexican wearing a big sumbrero sitting with a cactus behind him whose indoence is just above his folded knees. They have dazzled him with tinsel, with strings, of colored glass beads, with noisy rattles, shining mirrors and other trinkets, and he has given in return his gold, his conscience, and even his liberty.

Man cannot work without resting, and if in doing so he is considered lazy, they we could say that all men are indolent. Anonymous August 18, at 1: Lastly, the taxes were extremely highso much so that a huge portion of what they earned went to the government or to the friars. These are social commentaries on the Philippines that formed the nucleus of literature that inspired dissent among peaceful reformists and spurred the militancy of armed revolutionaries against the Spanish colonial authorities.


Anonymous August 16, at 8: Instead of physician, read government, that is, friars, employees, etc.

These they cease to produce because of the abundance of silver; and what is worse and entails more loss upon your Majesty, is that they do not, as formerly, work the mines and take out gold”. 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 first came to the islands, there were already natives of Luzon who understood Castilian.

It is necessary that his spirit, although it may be dismayed and cowed by the elements and the fearful manifestation of their mighty forces, store up energy, seek high purposes, in order to struggle against obstacles in the midst of unfavorable natural conditions.

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This situation is compounded by the Church’s wrong doctrine which holds that the rich will not go to heaven, thus engendering a wrong attitude toward work. Anonymous October 9, filipuno 2: Shielah rated it it was ok Jul 13, We’ll occasionally send you account related and promo emails.

Zen Jimenez rated ot it was amazing Sep 06, The word indolence has been greatly misused in the sense of little love for work and lack of energy, while ridicule has concealed the misuse.