Dr. Jose Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda () was a Filipino polymath, nationalist and the most prominent advocate for reforms in the. The Indolence of the Filipinos is a study of the causes why the people did not, . As what Jose Rizal stated that Fipinos, before the coming of the Spaniards are. 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 natives lost any real interest in being slaves, and reduced their efforts. The consequence of this misuse is that there are some who are interested in stating it as a dogma and others in combating it as a ridiculous superstition, if not a punishable delusion. They keep on telling me that I should put a great deal on finishing my studies.

Rizal first provides a brief outline of Filipino history, noting that the kingdoms which previously existed there was no thing as a single Filipino group before then were industrious trading partners long before the Spanish ar A short tract attacking some of the more pernicious lies about colonialism.

In the Philippines abandon for a year the land most beautifully tended and you will see how you will have to begin all over again: All this disproves the notion that Filipinos are by nature indolent. See ante, note Seriously, this didn’t help me in my assignment, but it opened my eyes. The early friars, although many of them fell into some of the very faults which they condemned, inveighed boldly against the cruelty of the Spaniards.

The word balasa baraja, playing-card proves that the introduction of playing-cards was not due to the Chinese, who have a kind of playing-cards also, because in that case they would have taken the Chinese name. By this he means that the Europeans have a cold climate thus they need to move around more to compensate with their climate, they also make more food for storage in case a calamity strikes, and that produces more work. That the islands maintained relations with neighboring countries and even with distant ones is proven by the ships from Siam, laden with gold and slaves, that Magellan found in Cebu.

He hence enumerates the causes of laziness and elaborates on the fortunes that have led to it. Be sure to check the copyright laws for your country before downloading or redistributing this josd any other Project Gutenberg eBook.


Stagnation forcibly results from this, and as fi,ipino who devotes himself merely to copying divests himself of other qualities suited to his own nature, he naturally becomes sterile; hence decadence. Please read the “legal small print,” and other information about the eBook and Project Gutenberg at the bottom of this file.

In the same year,the survivors of Magellan’s expedition met the son of the Rajah of Luzon, who, as captain-general of the Sultan of Borneo and admiral of his fleet, had conquered for fllipino the great city of Lave Sarawak? Thank you for sharing this article. With his spirit thus moulded the native falls into the most pernicious of all routines: It, uose, the Celestial Empire sent, her junks laden with merchandise, that merchandise which shut down the factories of Seville and ruined the Spanish industry, and returned laden in exchange with the silver that was every year sent from Mexico.

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The Indolence of the Filipino

Perhaps the reply to this will be that white men are not made to stand the severity of the climate. With that lack of confidence in thd future, that uncertainty of reaping the reward of labor, as in a city stricken with the plague, everybody yields to fate, shuts himself in his ihdolence or goes about amusing himself in the attempt to spend the few days that remain to him in the least disagreeable way possible.

Rose Anne Rogelio July 31, at The facility with which individual liberty is curtailed, that continual alarm of all from the knowledge that they are liable to secret report, a governmental ukase, and to the accusation of rebel or suspect, an accusation which, filjpino be effective, does not need proof or the production of the accuser. It’s an important yet painful truth that I wish all of our filipino brothers and sisters should realize so that they can have this strong reason to change.

To foster the good indolenec and aid them, as well as correct the evil and repress them, would be the duty of society and governments, if less noble thoughts did not occupy their attention.

The Indolence of the Filipino by José Rizal

Another blood-letting, and as the organism has neither nerves nor voice the physician proceeds in the belief that the treatment is not injuring it. Hans Meyer, when he saw the unsubdued tribes cultivating beautiful fields and working energetically, asked if they would not become indolent when they in turn should accept Christianity and a paternal government.


How is it strange, then, that discouragement may have been infused into the spirit of the inhabitants of the Philippines, when in the infolence of so many calamities they did not know whether they would see sprout the seed they were planting, whether their field was going to be their grave or their crop would go to feed their executioner?

Anonymous August 16, at 8: I wonder what they think about it, if it inspires anything in them, and what it inspires them to do.

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What was being taught in the schools were repetitive prayers and other things that fizal not be used by the students to lead the country to progress.

Thankss to Filipino corporations that boom because of doggedness and nationalism. Neither does Morga, speak of gambling, when he talks about vices and other defects, more or less concealed, more or less insignificant. The evil is not that indolence exists more or less latently but that it is fostered and magnified.

Those of you who want to download any eBook before announcement can get to them as follows, and just download by date. Jude Magkawas rated it it was amazing Jun 15, The very limited training in the home, the tyrannical and sterile education of the rare centers of learning, that blind subordination of the youth to one of greater age, influence the mind so that a man may not aspire to inrolence those who preceded him but must merely be content to go along with or march behind them.

His method of deduction to try and persuade the reader that, yes, Filipinos have indolence, but who wouldn’t given the factors in play. This book was something we discussed in our Rizal class.

It’s just sad to see people standing after the word ‘lazy’ and somehow grows really proud of it. It seems that these are causes more thorn sufficient to breed indolence even in the midst of beehive. He changed his religion for the external practices of another cult; the convictions and usages derived from his climate and needs, for other usages and other convictions that developed under another sky and another inspiration.

Indokence Beloy rated it it was amazing Jan 11,