In Philippines, the hard way, the most inconvenient, time-wasting, more laborious way is the best way. Why? Well they can can never seem to explain why. But that’s ok. To the average Filipino, it doesn’t matter one tiny little bit why. They don’t even care why. To be anything other than completely ignorant would require a measurable level of intelligence. So they don’t ask those meaningless, pointless questions.
They believe that if they say it’s best, it’s best. It doesn’t matter if you just showed them facts and indisputable proof in front of their typical blank stare that there is a better, simpler, much more convenient way. Filipino thinking (filogic) says that since they proclaimed a best way with their mouth, they are already committed, and their words are all the proof and evidence they need. To even so much as be willing to listen and learn a better way is out of the question. They have committed themselves, so they have to be right. To go back and change what you said is out of the question. To do so would admit they were not right or imperfect. To do so would crush their honor, and make them look a fool. (Don’t say it, I’m getting to that!) Show it to them, and indisputably prove to them your way is twice as fast, and involves half the effort and labor. You’ll get the confused blank stare, then the rejection that you have proven anything to him, and then the stupid Filipino will reply with “Well that’s your opinion”.
In the filogical Filipino mind, facts are opinions, opinions are facts. Opinions and facts are completely subjective, and there is little separation between the two. If someone else’s fact does not agree with your fact, their fact is just an opinion, regardless of evidence and proof. But your own facts are always facts regardless of contrary evidence and proof.
Filipinos don’t like facts, proofs, and evidence. They don’t even really want to learn the true definitions of the words. Why? Facts and evidence makes them look like idiots. Therefore the words are deluded, diluted, and made subjective.
But here’s the filogic about that:
In their filogical minds, they have redeemed themselves. They believe they have resolved the issue and came out on top. They walk away winners in their own mind. They don’t even come close to realizing that makes them look like more of a fool. They are clueless about the fact that it compounds the stupidity of it. They use more stupidity to try to cover the original stupidity. And that may work with other native Filipinos. I am certain they have no clue that everyone else sees it for exactly what it is: A COMPLETE MORON COMPOUNDING HIS STUPIDITY AND LOOKING LIKE EVEN MORE OF A MORON. Chief Justice Corona
Why did I just think of the Chief Justice Corona impeachment trial? ….. anyway, back to the topic at hand.
They cannot accept being wrong, and will never admit it when they are, no matter how much indisputably damning evidence you put in front of them. Manny Villar (oops, another random thought, sorry!) And if you prove them wrong with sheer factual evidence, it’s still “just your opinion”. This defines an idiot. And on a pseudo-positive note, that is one thing at which they are perfect.
ANOTHER MODEL OF “FILOGIC”:
I didn’t invent the lawnmower, someone smarter than me did, therefore I will not use it. I will use something I would be capable of inventing, like sheers.”
Let’s say you’ve hired a Filipino to mow the grass. You provide him his choice of tools to use to accomplish the task. Regardless of how long it takes him, you’re going to pay him 200 pesos to complete the task.
Tools at his immediate disposal:
I think we both know which tool he’s going to choose. I have seen it, and I’m sure you have seen it too. The average Filipino will grab the sheers out of sheer filogic (no pun intended), and spend the entire day in the hot sun manually clipping the grass a few blades at a time. Chop chop chop, all day long instead of completing the task with minimal effort in about 20 minutes. They will choose the hard way, or stupid way every time.
One example is of my house helper. I have provided him with a modern industrial grade mop bucket with wringer. What does he do? He removes the wringer, and squeezes the mop out with his bare hands. Even after mopping up my dog’s piss if it has an accident inside the house. The Filipino would rather put his hands all over the piss soaked mop and fumble around trying to wring the mop with his bare hands than dip, put in wringer, pull lever, mop wrung out in half the time, and hands are clean and dry. Idiot.
I asked him why he doesn’t use the wringer. “It’s easier for me dis way ser”. “How so?” I ask. “Ser, please just allow me to do it my way.” I reply, “That’s fine, you’re allowed, but I am still interested in hearing your logic behind why you think it’s easier to fumble around trying to squeeze the filthy pissy mop out with your bare hands instead of putting it in the wringer and simply pushing down on the lever once or twice, and besides, you cook my food with those hands.”
“Ser, I just want to do it my way, I promise wash my hands before cook your food.”
Filipinos can’t even think of why they do things the way they do, even when there is a much faster and easier way to do it right in front of their nose. He could not even begin to come up with any kind of reason as to why his way was easier. And his unwillingness to learn how to grab a handle and pull is so very typical of the average idiot Filipino. Is it some kind of protest or resistance to progress and a better way of life? It’s like they are punishing themselves, as if they feel they don’t deserve ease and convenience. It’s like self flogging or something. I don’t get it.
Spend 20 To Save 10
Now this is hilarious. I sent my helper to the store to buy some meat. There’s a store nearby that takes about 10 minutes travel time by walking. He goes out and is gone two hours. Why? He went to a store about 6 kilometers away by jeepney, because the meat was 8 pesos per kilo cheaper than the store nearby. I only wanted 2 kilos. He spent 16 pesos for the Jeepney round trip, and two hours of time, most of that time spent sitting in traffic in a crowded jeepney.
He did not save any money buying the less expensive meat. What he saved on the price of the meat, he spent on the transportation to get there. He spent the exact same amount of money going 5 times further and taking twice as long as he would have if he just walked to the nearby store.
“But Ser, I got the same meat for cheaper”
That is what I call “Filogic”