Bad Filipino traits I’d Wish to Change
I’ve been lagging behind my tagging responsibilities that I got tagged thrice now. This one’s from Chuckie, then there’s another one from Sir Sonnie and another one from Alma (sorry guys it’s still in the draft, but it will come out in a few weeks). Before my hiatus I had 28 drafts, well I was able to release some only to accumulate two to three more drafts so I still have a few more drafts again. (30 to be exact).
Anyway, Chuckie justified starting this tag game as he said:
We can’t have a “Why It Feels Great To Be A Pinoy” tag game without having the opposite of it. That’s why I’m starting this tag game myself… and personally, I believe this will help Filipinos be more productive (if acted upon) than the previous game.
To truly know ones self is the only way we could improve on it.
So, this tag game shall be called: “BAD PINOY TRAITS I’D WISH TO CHANGE”
So, I’ll name a few but as with feeling great as a Pinoy, there are a lot of Filipino traits that one might think of. I’m still trying to find out whether it is indeed unique to Filipinos or we are just following the tide of other cultures. Whatever, here’s the top three uniquely (I assume) Filipino traits I’d wish to change.
Crab mentality: I believe this is quite unique to most Filipinos. This is the attitude of bringing down someone when that someone is progressing in whatever he do, i.e., in the process of being promoted, etc.
Unjustified thriftiness: Filipinos can bring a very noble trait to extreme and hide the generous Filipino inside. In business, giving to gain will never be a motto in some Filipino business outlets.
Proud: Yes, we are proud to be Filipinos as with the other cultures of other nations but sometimes, too proud that we forget to look back where we came from (which makes this uniquely Pinoy, I suppose) and forget that we are still on earth–humbleness or even an idea of it escapes one’s mind.
Well, I hope most of my Filipino readers will think about some of the traits that they’ve been wishing that if and only if Filipinos will be able to remove these traits then a better Philippines might follow.
The hardest part of this tag is tagging 10 more bloggers (I’m running out of blogkada (blogging barkada, bloggies to Chuckie)! :)