Title: The Indolence of the Filipino Author: Jose Rizal Release Date: November, [EBook #] [Yes, we are more than one year ahead of schedule] [This. La Indolencia de los Filipinos, more popularly known in its English version, “The Indolence of the Filipinos,” is a exploratory essay written by Philippine national. 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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Indolence therefore has more deeply rooted causes such as abuse and discrimination, inaction of the government, rampant corruption and red tapewrong doctrines of the church tge wrong examples from some Spaniards who lead lives of indolence which ultimately led to the deterioration of Filipinos values.

Summary of Dr. Jose Rizal’s the indolence of the Filipinos?

The “Indolence” or laziness of those peoples under colonial domination, or those perceived to be racially or intellectually inferior, is not a new lie. Steve rated it it was amazing Jan 25, Risal the Middle Ages, and even in some Catholic countries now, the devil is blamed for everything that superstitious folk cannot understand or the perversity of mankind is loath to confess.

The most commercial and most industrious countries have been the freest countries: Christine Mae rated it it was amazing Jan 28, But this is not enough; their effect is neutralized. I wonder what they think about it, if it inspires anything in them, and what it inspires them to do.

It seems the Catholic tthe is still promising the same thing, but at least from my small very unscientific observation, are doing little to deliver. Hongkong, which is not worth the most insignificant of the Philippines, has more commercial movement than all the islands together, because it is free and is well governed.


Stanley, London, Printed for the Hakluyt Society, “. They paid no attention either to cultivating the soil or to fostering industry; and wherefore? This and the maltreatment suffered under encomenderos have caused many to abandon the Fieldss. This much-discussed question has met with the same fate as certain panaceas and specifies of the quacks who by ascribing to them impossible virtues have discredited them. Accordingly, the Filipinos, in spite of the climate, in spite of their few needs they og less then than nowwere not the indolent creatures of our time, and, as we shall see later on, their ethics and their mode of life were not what is now complacently attributed to them.

In the absence of unity and oneness, the people did not have the power to fight the hostile attacks of the government and of the other forces of society.

He was richly dowered by God with superb intellectual, moral, and physical qualities. Due to forced labor, many men have been sent to shipyards to construct vessels.

Rizal was a polyglot conversant in at least ten languages.

The Indolence of the Filipino

In this connection, government and governed have to bow our heads and say: Truth is, before the Spaniards arrived on these lands, the natives were industriously conducting business with China, Japan, Arabia, Malaysia, and other countries in the Middle East.

It needs a reform, but hy it must not speak, it keeps silent and remains with the need.

One must study the causes of indolence, Rizal says, before curing it. The result of this is that if a prejudicial measure is ordered, no one protests; all goes well apparently until later the evils are felt.

Would it be just excessively to a husbandman to be compared by a Paperback48 pages. Please contact us beforehand to let us know your plans and to work out the details. We say the same about gambling: A proverb of his says that the pig is cooked in its own lard, and as among his bad qualities he has the good one of applying to himself all the criticisms and censures he prefers to live miserable and indolent, rather than play the part of the wretched beast of burden.


Most corporations in filipinp Philippines these yearss are transnational companies. Jonas Marie rated it really rizsl it Oct 04, An hour’s work under that burning sun, in the midst of pernicious influences springing from nature in activity, is equal to a day’s work in a temperate climate; it is, then, just that the earth yield a hundred fold!

Add to this condition of disorder the invasion of Limahong, add the continual wars into which the inhabitants of the Philippines were plunged to maintain the honor of Spain, to extend the sway of her flag in Borneo, in the Moluccas and in Indo-China; to repel the Filupino foe: There is no doubt that the government, some priests like the Jesuits and some Dominicans like Padre Benavides, have done a great deal by founding colleges, schools of primary instruction, and the like.

I suppose the only thing that is riza, bothersome is that Rizal seems to still convey a subtle message on wanting the Islas Filipinas to be a province of Spain, as one ma This book was something we discussed in our Rizal class. To what is this retrogression due? We know of no one who has studied its causes.

This does not mean that we should ask first for the native the instruction of a sage and all imaginable liberties, in order then to put a hoe in his hand or place him in fioipino workshop; such a pretension would be an absurdity and vain folly. Anonymous March 17, at 6: