Where are the “Old Filipinos”?

Noli Me Tangere
Noli Me Tangere

In this age of automation, it’s like everything is instant and fast-paced. Pay bills while commenting on the new status of a friend and doing research work for a freelance job, while enjoying the presence of love ones in one sitting. I am not talking multi-tasking it is a whole new story. I am just in the tip on what I am trying to say. Life of convenience is we are building and not life with meaning.

Sometimes it’s more interesting to talk with old people than people on my age, of course except my chosen friends. Mostly the talks of young people are all about getting laid every night and how they finish a bottle of alcohol in one single gulp. With this all pleasure and luxurious life of the new generation, you will stop and ask are we really in crisis? Going back on my high school days when we are dissecting the novel of Jose Rizal, Noli Me Tangere, there is a paragraph there where the Spanish priests think that the Filipinos are so lazy. If there are Spanish priests right now, I think they were right, I couldn’t agree more. Everyone now a day is thinking about instant cash, easy money, and short-cut to success, and hailing Willie Revillame king.

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.


Where are the hardworking Filipinos? It’s not that we will be slaves forever abroad or will be collared employees with no money after retirement. To what I am saying is we are skilled enough to be independent and make money out of our own talents. Though there are many factors that prevent us from being entrepreneurs.

  1. High Capital
  2. Risks
  3. Venue of business
  4. Competition

Filipinos are living in the mercy of the game shows in lottery and offline betting, hoping that they will have better chance in winning than make something out of themselves. Filipinos are better than that; I knew there are many scars of the society that is needs to be cured by the people itself. It must start with you and slowly we can male that change for the better Philippines.


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