Ok folks, enjoy this one. This is a comment that was posted on the OLD WordPress blog site which SAYS VIRTUALLY EVERYWHERE THAT THE BLOG HAS MOVED HERE TO THIS DOMAIN.
I about choked on my coffee laughing so hard at this attempt to convince us that Filipinos are intelligent. I have inserted my own comments in red. I am looking forward to your comments! Enjoy!
After reading this blog, I was not surprised that many foreigners or Filipinos who grew up in abroad will find the natives “stupid” and yes I 100% agree on all the scenarios you mentioned, pissing everywhere, traffic jams, cutting on lines, corruption etc.
So Filipinos know pissing everywhere is disgusting, uncivilized, and a threat to public health and sanitation, but you do it anyway because you’re smart but don’t want to show it, and besides, everyone else does it. Sounds intelligent to me!
however, it will be complete racist to say that we Filipinos in general are “stupid” foreigners must know that we are not stupid per se, in fact most of us are actually intelligent,
for example: OFW (overseas filipino workers) who only graduated primary school could easily learn 2 to 3 languages in just a few months while working abroad
Please show some proof of large numbers of Filos learning 2 or 3 languages in a few months. Until then, it’s just an empty claim and defense mechanism.
another example: Filipinos living in poverty line when given enough capital to start his or her own business usually doubles or even triples his income after 4 to 5 years.
KEYWORD: “given”. Until it is GIVEN, they’ll be happy to lazy around waiting for that handout. Yes?
another: Filipino students along with some other Asians studying outside the country tend to achieve higher grades as compared to westerners. (not always of course)
see we are not stupid! Filipinos just pretend or act dumb because for most of us it is the easy way around, a lot of us want instant answers, or just don’t want to move outside our comfort zone, many of us doesn’t like responsibilities. <—VERY TRUE, AND YOU SELDOM TAKE RESPONSIBILITY, SO YOUR REASONING MAKES FILIPINOS INTELLIGENT? Intelligence enables a person to rise above those stupidities. Intelligence doesn’t make you continue in stupidity, it sets you apart from it. So try again please! Here in the Philippines there is such a mentality called “eh kasi ginagawa din nila kaya ako din” (since everyone is doing it, I’ll do it as well) even though we know that its completely wrong!<—so that makes you intelligent?
or another thinking “bahala na pwede pa naman bukas gawin yan eh” something like (whatever, I’ll just do it tomorrow) even if such actions can be done at the presnt!<—another mark of intelligence in your mind???
we Filipinos know what’s wrong, we also know all possible solutions to it, an yes we do have the right resources to get things done, (but due to your intelligence you choose not to use intelligence to take that knowledge and use it to actually become intelligent. That’s basically what you’re saying, yes? Sounds real intelligent to me!) but many of us are just plain hopeless and discouraged to what we see every day (I can not change things on my own anyway so why should I bother acting?)<—proof of intelligence again? further a lot of us are afraid to stand up, padrino or seniority system is still very much rampant here (maybe because you’re stupid? Ever think of that?) (accepting an employee based on personal connection not on merit or abilities) plus violence, force, threat and intimidation are being used both within private businesses and government. <—(more intelligence disguised as stupidity? Why not call it what it is…STUPIDITY!)
Look, intelligence means that when you see, recognize, and admit to a problem, you work together as a nation of intelligence to resolve it. You don’t just deny it, ignore it, and continue in it!!! THAT IS THE MARK OF STUPIDITY, LAZINESS, AND HELPLESSNESS!! And this habit is very much seen in the government, and the people are a product of the government THEY ELECT. When you have a nation of ignorant, stupid, dishonest, corrupt people, you will ELECT ignorant, dishonest, corrupt people because that’s all you have to choose from!
and perhaps lastly, a lot of us are overly sensitive without giving a proper grip to reality (just read the other comments) come on guys don’t be hypocrites what the blogger is saying are quite true (80% accurate)
thank you blogger for sharing your insights regarding us Filipinos, I hope this would serve as an eye opener to all of us. I won’t regard this blog as something hateful rather just a little ignorance on your part. (^_^)
I see a spark of recognition and honesty in what this person is saying, but I also see the typical “defense, justification, and blame for stupidity and ignorance” tactics which slams any hope of resolution, correction, and progress into a concrete wall.
Scientists have taught chimpanzees how to communicate using a language which was taught to them through certain motivation techniques. Still, they will never come close to human intelligence. If this person wants to claim intelligence because they can be taught a language, but continue to offer lame excuses and blame as to why they refuse or choose to NOT USE THEIR INTELLIGENCE, that is equal to a person saying he has the super powers to lift a 20 ton truck which has tipped over and crushed a car, but chooses not to lift it because the people in the car might be dead.