Filipinos rely heavily on external factors and forces for validation Two words: Pinoy Pride.That all too familiar feeling when someone with Filipino blood is successful abroad.By the way, does it sound familiar to you that on occasion, Filipinos pay little attention to their talented countrymen until a foreign entity recognizes that talent? Filipinos take criticism and alternative approaches/points of view very poorly Filipinos have heard and been told too many times that they need to improve themselves and that they need to clean up their act if they want to get out of their current pathetic condition.They have one general reaction to all of these: indignation.
And yet, more often than not, the success of that entity is due to his/her own hard work, and not because he/she has Filipino roots or heritage.
If you drive a car, if you use signal lights to turn or change lanes, a lot of drivers will not let you pass through.
Filipinos are overly emotional How else to describe a people who elect their leaders based on a perceived sense of “honesty” and because their relatives died?
All due to a paper thin ego that is better at dishing out than taking it.
Unfortunately, Filipinos put more emphasis on the tone and the perceived rudeness of the message more than on the actual content. And they can’t even put up proper counterarguments without resorting to Ah, basta! Why such stubbornness or incorrigible self-righteousness persists, despite the disastrous outcome and results found in Filipino society, is something that has been baffling for many, many years. Filipinos harbor a skewed concept of freedom Filipinos think the “freedom” they supposedly earned in 1986 allows them to do whatever they want, regardless of the consequences.Our theme for today’s reading is: He Speak with Authority (Which is “The Lord Speak with Authority”) Here is our first reading: 1st: Deuteronomy -20 Instead, he will send you a prophet like me from among your own people, and you are to obey him.