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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The general consensus among Rizal scholars, however, attributed his martyred death as the catalyst that precipitated the Philippine Revolution.

Since then, she’s dreamed about one day opening up her own library and cafe in the Philippines to somehow encourage our kababayan to read more and empower themselves. Sample Essay Essay It is well to balance Salazar’s account with those of others A “tributary” was generally reckoned as five persons, one “tribute” being required for each adult male.

If the logical and regulated system of exploitation be chosen, stifling with the jingle of gold and the sheen of opulence the sentiments of independence in the colonies, paying with its wealth for its lack of liberty, as the English do in India, who moreover leave the government to native rulers, then build roads, lay out highways, foster the freedom of trade; let the government heed material interests more than the interests of four orders of friars; let it send out intelligent employees to foster industry; just judges, all well paid, so that they be not venal pilferers, and lay aside all religious pretext.

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?

Trivia About The Indolence of As a second generation, half-Filipino, only knowing life in the USA, I learned more about Filipino history here in these ish pages than my entire childhood.

We will be met with the objections, as an argument on the other side, that the towns which belong to the friars are comparatively richer than those which do not belong to them. What we wish is that obstacles be not put in his way, that the many his climate and the situation of the islands afford be not augmented, that instruction be not begrudged him for fear that when he becomes intelligent he may separate from the colonizing nation or ask for the rights of which he makes himself worthy.


There is no encouragement, at all for the manufacturer or for the farmer; the government furnishes no aid either when poor crop comes, when the locusts 23 sweep over the fields, or when a cyclone destroys in its passage the wealth of the soil; nor does it take any trouble to seek a market for the products of its colonies.

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The Indolence of the Filipino by José Rizal

A mournful counselor is fear, for it not only causes weakness but also in casting aside the weapons strengthens the very persecutor! While we see all the walls of London covered with advertisements of the products of its colonies, while the English make heroic efforts to substitute Ceylon for Chinese tea, beginning with the sacrifice of their taste and their stomach, in Spain, with the exception of tobacco, nothing from the Philippines is known: This, of course, is only a beginning. An eminent student of Philippine life and history, James A.

Even before the Spaniards arrived. INDEMNITY You will indemnify and hold Michael Hart, the Foundation, and its trustees and agents, and any volunteers associated with the production rozal distribution of Project Gutenberg-tm texts harmless, from all liability, cost and expense, including legal fees, that arise directly or indirectly from any of the following that you do or cause: The child or youth who tries to be anything else is blamed with vanity and presumption; the curate ridicules him with cruel sarcasm, his relatives look upon him with fear, strangers regard him with great compassion.

He describes the silk dresses, the daggers with long gold hilts and scabbards of carved wood, the gold, sets of teeth, etc. Hart through the Project Gutenberg Association the “Project”. Filipinos cannot be compared to Europeans, who live in cold countries and who must exert much more effort at work. The frequent wars, insurrections, and invasions have brought disorder to the communities.

He is considered the Philippines’ national hero and the anniversary of Rizal’s death is commemorated as a Philippine holiday called Rizal Day.


And, just as happens in similar cases then the patient gets worse, everybody loses his head, indolehce one dodges the responsibility to place it upon somebody else, and instead of seeking the causes in order to combat the evil in them, devotes himself at best to attacking the symptoms: He was a proponent of institutional reforms by peaceful means rather than by violent revolution.

The Indolence of the Filipino

Spanish Philippine history has curiously repeated itself during the fifteen years of America’s administration of this archipelago. Because Filipinos think they are inferior, they submit to the foreign culture and do everything to imitate it.

Rizal admits that laziness does be among the Filipinos. Hart will answer or forward your message. Fortunately notice tongue deeply in cheek here the Catholic church taught the natives their slavery is OK, because god will give them something better after they are dead. How About Make It Original?

The Indolence of the Filipino by José Rizal

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Another thing that we might add that had caused this indolence, is the lack of unity among the Filipino people. There were no courses in Agriculture, Industry, etc. El progreso de Filipinas. As what Jose Rizal stated that Fipinos, before the coming of the Spaniards are indolenfe and industrious, howeverduring the Spanish time, they were forced to do infrastructure, they have neglected to focus fklipino agriculture, etc.

His testimony, we say, is highly credible, not only because all his contemporaries have spoken of him in terms that border on veneration but also because his work, from which we take these citations, is written with great circumspection and care, as well with reference to the authorities in the Philippines as to the errors they committed.

This production, which bears neither signature nor sign of authorship, is dated April 13, However, he forgot to include that our climate situated in the tropics just above the equator contributes to the Filipinos’ indolence.

The young man wins this through knowledge and perseverance, and after he has won it, it is abolished, because