Hep! Hep! Hep! san ka pupunta? Tsk, tsk... alam mong matatamaan ka nanaman...Heehee... ok lang yan pare... It's another time for us mga Pilipinos nga mamulat sa katotohanan...
And yes, here I am to give you another dose of Pinoy Mentality, a list of behaviors and attitudes nating mga Pinoy na alarmingly (di pa kayo na-aalarm?) sumisira sa ating dignity as citizens of this country. Naku, kahit anong honor and glory ang ibigay ni Manny Pacquiao to the Philippines, ay di kayang i-justify ang mga pangit na ugali ng mga Pinoy na nakakahiya.
First of all, dapat nyo muna basahin ang unang post ... here oh > Pinoy Mentality Part 1
Tapos na? Sige go...
nandito na ang continuation!
4. Take advantage/ opportunist mentality
At sino namang hindi mahilig sa "free" o "libre" ? Naku, ang takaw natin jan. May event na invited tayo, parang boring, kasi seminar or lecture. However, if sinabing may "free snacks" or "overflowing coffee", pahuhuli pa ba? What could be the reason why most of us ay matakaw sa mga ganito? Dahil din naman namumulubi ang karamihan sa atin. Pero ang masama dito, marami ang gusto ng "libre" na lang lagi, ayaw ng magtrabaho. Masyadong nag rrely on sa mga relief goods, or gift givings, or mga charity. Eh karamihan ng mga tao ay actually malalakas pa ang mga pangatawan kaso di naman nagttrabaho. May pinag-aralan kaso hindi ginagamit ang mga kakayahan. Lahat na lang gusto instang makuha ang gusto, at pag may opportunity, take advantage kagad. Friends kayo kasi lagi ka niya nililibre, tapat ka sa kanya dahil dun. We want to be close to those na ma-pera.
In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ (Acts 20: 35)
5. Colonial Mentality
Super love mo ba ang K-pop? or die hard NBA fan? nakakapagsalita ka na ba ng Japanese sa kanonood nga anime? Ayaw mo na bang kumain sa Jollibee kasi pambata naman yun? Na try mo na bang magsuot ng Filipiniana sa JS prom? pinagkakaisahan mo na ba ang kabaduyan ng mga jejemon? mas gusto mo bang panuorin ang Dora the Explorer o Sesame Street kaysa Batibot? Mas maganda ba tingnan ang white skin kaysa sa kayumanggi? Mas masarap bang pakinggan ang mga foreign music bands kaysa sa mga local bands natin? Memorize mo ba lahat ng Beatles songs pero di mo alam ang mga kanta ng Eraserheads?
...and many more questions :)
Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. (Romans 14:10)
6. Lack of Discipline
Gustong lagi mauna, ayaw pumila. Sabing wag magtapon dito, ayan, wala naman nakatingin eh. Dapat naman iflush ang toilet pagkatapos gamitin at wag dumihan ang bowl, simpleng bagay di magawa. These are just some of the things that show that we Filipinos cannot follow simple rules. Simple pa nga lang yan eh di na magawa how much more the laws against crime and corruption. Cleanliness daw is next to godliness. But we can see, that our streets are dirty and messy, not to mention traffic. Philippines daw is a Christian nation. Madasalin yeah, perhaps, but disciplined? I doubt that (this is undeniable). We complain about poverty, but people choose to sugal or gamble instead of finding a job or finishing school. Over population daw is a growing problem, along with unwanted pregnancies and broken families. Do we still listen to good counsel? Or are parents themselves don't play the good example? Pero if we actually have fear of the Lord, bakit ba tayo matitigas ang ulo at refuse to be disciplined? God disciplines His children, and we wonder why our prayers are not answered. Why our country is still enslaved to corruption and poverty and crime.
One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own? (Luke 16: 10-12)
Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways. (Proverbs 28:6)
I know there are other things and aspect we Filipinos cannot be proud of. But here is a start to think things over and pray.
Let's reflect on the words God speaks to us if we are truly His believers.
Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. (Colossions 3:14)
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices ... (Colossian 3:5-10)
Go Filipinos! Let's fix our eyes back to Jesus. ^__^ There is still hope for us and we can conquer all these troubles.
Seek first God's kingdom where His will is done and His righteous path, then all these things will be given to you. (Matthew 6:33)