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.

Author: Kazikasa Daijind
Country: Poland
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Art
Published (Last): 24 April 2005
Pages: 365
PDF File Size: 12.88 Mb
ePub File Size: 4.74 Mb
ISBN: 695-5-79863-946-6
Downloads: 50607
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Miktilar

V In the preceding chapter we set forth the causes that proceed from the government in fostering and maintaining the evil we are discussing.

This does not mean that we should ask first for the native the instruction of a sage tilipino all imaginable liberties, in order then to put a hoe in his hand or place him in a workshop; such a pretension would be an absurdity and vain folly.

Summary of Dr. Jose Rizal’s the indolence of the Filipinos?

It is important to note that indolence in the Philippines is a chronic malady, but not a hereditary one. This article needs additional citations for verification. Even were the Filipino not a man like the rest; even were we to suppose inodlence zeal in him for work was as essential as the movement of a wheel caught in the gearing of others in motion; even indolenve we to deny him foresight and the judgment that the past and the present form, there would still be left us another reason to explain the attack of the evil.

The change should come from within. Just as their brethren in Europe, in founding their convents, knew how to ny the best valleys, the best uplands for the cultivation of the vine or the production of beer, so also the Philippine monks 25 have known how filioino select the best towns, the beautiful plains, the well-watered fields, to make of them rich plantations.

He was a prolific poet, essayist, diarist, correspondent, and novelist whose most famous works were his two novels, Noli me Tangere and El filibusterismo. New life, new vitality!

Most corporations in the Philippines these yearss are transnational companies. Be sure to give credit where credit is due.


This, of course, is only a beginning. Anonymous November 29, at 5: One cannot blame a country that was deprived of its dignity, to have lost its will to continue building its foundation upon gilipino backs of its people, especially when the fruits of their labor do not so much as reach their lips. The first factor is the limited training and education Filipino natives receive. A loose use of the word “monk”, which is properly used of a cloistered ecclesiastic who does indooence leave his convent.

Is it the delectable civilization, the religion of salvation of the friars, called of Jesus Christ by a euphemism, that has produced this miracle, that has atrophied his brain, paralyzed his heart and made of the man this sort of vicious animal that the writers depict?

We shall proceed otherwise. The ov of population among native people in the Philippines after the arrival of the Spaniards compares in no degree with what occurred in America. Our projected audience riaal one hundred million readers. As a result of this, the Filipinos were forced to become nomads, lost interest in cultivating their lands or in rebuilding the industries that were shut down, and simply became submissive to the mercy of God.

Lastly, the taxes were extremely highso much so that a huge portion of what they earned went to the government or to the friars.

The Indolence of the Filipino

Rizal says that an unwellness will decline if the incorrect intervention is given. Anne rated it it was amazing Nov 04, Whether they believe in miracles to palliate their laziness or they are lazy because they believe in miracles, we cannot say; but the fact is the Filipinos were much less lazy before the word miracle was introduced into their language.

With the exception of some porters, an occupation that the natives also follow, he nearly always engages in trade, in commerce; so rarely does he take up agriculture that we do not know of a single case. Might this captain, who was greatly feared by all his foes, have been the Rajah Matanda whom the Spaniards afterwards encountered in Tondo in ? The natives furnished the masts for a galleon, according to the assertion of the Franciscans, and I heard the governor of the province where they were cut, which is Lacuna de Bay, say that to haul them seven leagues over very broken mountains 6, natives were engaged three months, without furnishing them food, which the wretched native had to seek for himself!


Indolence of a Filipino people by Mc Lorenz Castillo on Prezi

An hour’s work under that burning sun, in the midst of pernicious influences springing from nature in activity, is equal to a day’s work in a temperate climate; it is, then, just that the earth yield a hundred fold!

Stagnation forcibly results from this, and as he who devotes himself merely to copying divests himself of other qualities suited to his own nature, he naturally becomes sterile; hence decadence.

It is sufficient that the foreigner praise to him the imported merchandise and run down the native product for him to hasten to make the change, without reflecting that everything has its weak kndolence and the most sensible custom is ridiculous in the eyes of those who do not follow it. The Indolence of the Filipinos is a study of the causes why the people did not, as was said, work hard during the Spanish regime.

Education and liberty, according to Rizal, would be the cure to Filipino indolence. This fact do us Filipinos purchase merchandises that instead than ruzal our fellow Filipinos will more likely aid those aliens that are merely utilizing the some Philippines. What does filipinp inspir I just wanted to keep putting up snaps every other paragraph. Unfortunately, or because the brutalization is not yet complete and because the nature of man is fipipino 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!

Anonymous October 3, at 7: It made me realize how much we could have accomplished if those before us were brave enough. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.