Day 21/30 → I don’t want to say never. But it seems like the path that we’re on is leading to exactly that – we’re never going to progress as a country and we’ll probably never be a non-3rd world country.
Third world countries are often also referred to as developing countries, which I don’t agree we are. Developing countries, by definition, are countries that are agriculturally poor and are seeking to become more advanced economically and socially.
We need to up our economy, that’s for sure. But agriculturally and socially? We’re up there. We just don’t know how to properly use our resources. Plus, the one thing that irks me the most – Filipinos are a bunch of undisciplined idiots.
Hear me out here, folks.
- Filipinos can’t even follow simple traffic rules (both pedestrians and drivers alike).
If you’re Filipino or have lived in Manila for at least 6 months, I don’t think I need to explain this bit. We all are a bunch of idiots who can’t even follow a simple cross the street using pedestrian lanes or load/unload on the designated areas rule.
I’m not one to say that I’ve never broken a traffic rule or two but hey, as much as I can, I follow them. I rarely cross the street when it’s not on a pedestrian lane because 1) if I got into an accident, I have every right to sue the motherfucker and 2) I’m not an idiot.
But a lot of people can’t be bothered. And this is especially true for many of our older citizens — which is entirely baffling on its own.
- Filipinos throw trash every-fucking-where. (No, this shit is neither shallow nor is it a laughing matter.)
Oh I think all Filipinos are guilty of doing this at least once in their lives. It doesn’t matter how little or big the trash is – at the end of the day, they’re still trash.
I grew up in Marikina and we’re all probably aware of how serious Marikina is when it comes to cleanliness. This is the reason why I grew up with the practice of not throwing shit just anywhere. And honestly, save for cigarette butts when there aren’t any trash bins nearby, I don’t throw trash on the streets.
I can’t say the same for many of this country’s citizens, though. You see people throwing candy wrappers, plastic bags, even empty bottles and/or cardboard boxes wherever pleases them. And all they have to say for it is “well, many people are doing it, plus there are so many trash there already so what’s the harm in throwing a candy wrapper?” It’s such a dumbass practice.
- Filipinos have a habit of shoving down their beliefs down on people’s throats.
I hate this, I swear to the fucking heavens, I do. This country is filled with mostly hypocritical Catholics and Christians. And these people’s favorite pastime is shoving their beliefs on people and preaching the “word of god” as if they’re some sort of god-sent prophets down here on Earth (yet these same people can’t even follow said simple traffic rules, lol what a fucking joke).
I’m an agnostic infidel. I’m not an atheist and I’m not a Satanist. I just don’t believe in the practice of religion because it’s bullshit, really. But these people…UGH, these people are so incredibly hypocritical and annoying that they only “follow” the Bible if it suits them personally. Otherwise, they fucking condemn you to hell as if they’re God and this is the last judgment.
Believe it or not, this actually affects progress. We have this so-called “separation of church and state” and yet a lot of our bills and laws are in favor of the church. This stops us from moving forward as a nation because we’re stuck in this bubble that should have been popped years ago.
Did you know that a lot of our law-makers (including people from the Department of Health — what a joke) are pushing to ban BIRTH CONTROL PILLS in the Philippines because they’re so against contraceptives? They’re so blinded by their belief that they didn’t even think about the fact the BCPs aren’t only used for the sole purpose of contraception — some people actually use these for health purposes. Like I said, idiots.
- Filipinos have a foot-in-mouth disease that’s neither cute nor funny.
We say what we want even when what we say are borderline insensitive and offensive. And then when we get called out for it, we say “why are you so fucking sensitive???” Uhm, newsflash, it’s not about people being overly sensitive, it’s about our sorry asses being such goddamn idiots.
We feel like what we’re doing are okay just because a lot of people are doing/saying it too. That’s fine if we’re not hurting anybody with our decisions and actions but if we are, let’s all think twice, why don’t we?
- Filipinos are happy people – and not in a good way.
This is another thing that seriously annoys me. Sure, being happy and positive is fine and dandy but when it comes to serious matters, we can’t find it within us to be serious. Just so you know, there are a lot of things that should not be laughed at.
Take typhoons and natural calamities for example. In spite of being gravely affected by these things and instead of working twice as hard to get back on our feet, what Filipinos do is laugh and smile. It’s fine if we do it as a front for cameras and the media but if we really feel absolutely okay despite the tragedy, then that hits the line.
We don’t feel the urgency to move and change our ways because we’re perfectly okay with being just that. We feel like having a positive outlook in life (and not to mention praying to god but not really doing any work) is already enough. Bullshit.
- Filipinos are a bunch of lazy-ass fuckers.
We are often referred to as Juan Tamad (loosely translated: John Lazy) and a lot of us are okay with that. I’m lazy myself, I’ll be honest, but when I need to hustle and work, I bust my ass to get the job done.
But most Filipinos are okay with where they are because of laziness. They don’t strive for more because they’re just too fucking lazy. This is not a trait to be celebrated, people. This is a fucked-up “culture” that we need to get rid of.
I could go on with a lot more but I’d rather not. There’s so much about Filipinos that are hindering us from progressing into a better nation. But we’re too much of everything – and not in a good way.
We are rich in a lot of things but we always fail to take advantage of our god-given resources because of reasons that are not supposed to be reasons in the first place.
We continue to yap about being a poor country. We continue to blame the government or other people but fail to look at ourselves. We continue to be who we are in spite of the many reasons why we should change.
We are biased supporters of people who are not helping us move forward. We are dependent and reliant on people of authority but can’t see that we need to be independent individuals first. We like comparing ourselves to other people, how they’re better and/or smarter, and then pull them down instead of pushing ourselves up.
We would never progress and we would probably always be a third world country if we don’t find it within us to stir away from our undisciplined idiocy.
Day 21 of my #30DaysOfWriting challenge.