Internet Jaywalking’s “I Hate Filipino Culture” reactions…

Great post! That was such a very critical article (:

I hate it that the word “ambisyosa” or “ambisyoso” has a negative connotation here. Our society dictates us to conform and not to stand out. Our society stifles creativity in the name of practicality. Our society suppresses assertiveness and encourages submissiveness –Kids can’t argue with their parents and students can’t argue with their teachers. We’re raising generations upon generations of drones and servants when we should be raising thinkers and leaders. I actually think that our schools are making us more stupid.

This is absolutely correct! I was always correct all along, and what kids usually do to their parents is to be obedient, submissive albeit the fact that parents sometimes abuses their authority to exploit their kids for their own benefit.

Admit it, Filipino society, mas tanggap ninyo ang mga know-it-alls kesa sa mga introverts. Introverts, loners, or maybe people who investigate are placed in a very bad limelight, calling them stalkers, while sadly, know-it-alls and walking contradictions/hypocrites are warmly welcomed and spoiled, and tolerated at the same time. Oh, ‘di ba, nakaka-bastos ng kultura natin ‘yun?

Side Note: Ang prangkang know-it-all kasi, nakakasakit sa damdamin. But why the fuck do most Filipinos love to do this!? To please their own satisfaction! Tang ina!

Sometimes, teachers who achieved something tend to abuse their authority exploiting their students from their arrogance (don’t deny it — some of you would appreciate sipsip students to please you, tengene!).

Filipino society is effed up, for the love of God, I’d say.

Also, we are actually raised to be “servants,” not really as leaders. Only the rich and the smart people (regardless of social status) could afford to be leaders. No wonder there are a lot of OFWs because we are trained not to create jobs. We are trained to get jobs, and that’s it. Creating jobs is somewhat a fresh concept for all of us.

Kids who are exposed to foreign literature, foreign media and foreign cultures usually grow up to have more open and creative minds. I believe one reason why our achievements, as a nation, pale considerably to those of our neighbors is that “our” culture is inherently flawed. Those of us who succeed here are either of a foreign culture (the Chinese) or those exposed to western ideals. Masa culture isn’t Filipino culture. Mainstream media makes it seem like it is. We shouldn’t be proud of it. We shouldn’t embrace it. Masa culture is a byproduct of ignorance. It’s also a purveyor of ignorance. A vicious beast that feeds on itself.

Now don’t call me ignoramus. If you think I am one, then fuck you! Some of you hypocrites do not want to admit that your beliefs,, that they sometimes blame the introverts and become sipsip to the popular kids/hypocrites/walking contradictions especially know-it-alls out there, is because you want to promote false pride. False pride is something that Koreans do not actually favor, at all! In fact, their national pride, albeit flawed, is more authentic than you think.

If you’re really a nationalist yet feel so pessimistic about your own country, that’s because of insecurity — optimism towards your own culture is a matter of pride — acceptance of cultural diversity is what we call as nationalism: Homogenity is too old-school. Pride towards your own country should be authentic; respect towards other cultures does show respect to other patriotic cultures.

6 thoughts on “Internet Jaywalking’s “I Hate Filipino Culture” reactions…

  1. “Kids who are exposed to foreign literature, foreign media and foreign cultures usually grow up to have more open and creative minds. I believe one reason why our achievements, as a nation, pale considerably to those of our neighbors is that “our” culture is inherently flawed. Those of us who succeed here are either of a foreign culture (the Chinese) or those exposed to western ideals. Masa culture isn’t Filipino culture. Mainstream media makes it seem like it is. We shouldn’t be proud of it. We shouldn’t embrace it. Masa culture is a byproduct of ignorance. It’s also a purveyor of ignorance. A vicious beast that feeds on itself.”

    I do agree with you in this article. Being exposed to Asian and Western culture through literary works, shows, anecdotes and many more helped me understand the thinking of the people (particularly Japanese, Chinese). Our literary professor tells us there is more to literature than the American novels we read. I remembered her suddenly while reading this.

    Every person has something unique. I think people have no right to snuff out what makes the person unique.The person is who or she is by the choices she or make.

    • Kaya that’s why I usually cannot help but compare Filipino and Japanese culture. Ang tingin ko kasi sa mga Hapones, they do not look onto face value alone (despite that their beauty standards is worse than the Filipino standard). Despite the flaws of Japanese society, at least they know how to handle themselves very well. They don’t actually care if someone insults them or maybe the do not express their thoughts the shallow way.

      • Don’t forget there is nothing that can stop a Japanese from achieving his or her goal.🙂

      • True that! After the WWII, they started to industrialize, and contrary to their sensitivity towards criticisms, they took it rather constructively than personally.

  2. I agree with this. I am currently residing in Canada and you are right tons of Filipinos are either nannies or works at McDonald’s and goes to school to become either a nurse or a massage therapist. There is nothing wrong with that, however you can tell they are raised to be slaves

    • Blame it on the education system of the Philippines. Rather than making Filipinos really Filipinos, we were like, educated to become laborers. Usually, if you want to train people to become their own nationality, English, Math, Science and another language should be the main focus. Nothing else follows.

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