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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One must analyze the causes of laziness.

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His conduct, while it may reveal weakness, also demonstrates that the islands were abundantly provisioned. Unknown February 19, at 3: Sample Essay Essay All in all, a good read for the indios, even at present.

We will write a custom essay sample on Summary of Dr. Please read the “legal small print,” and other information about the eBook and Project Gutenberg at the bottom of this file. Spanish Philippine history has curiously repeated itself during the fifteen years of America’s administration of this archipelago. 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 and wrong rzal from some Or who lead lives of indolence which oof led to the deterioration of Filipinos values.

As rrizal result, the Filipino did not work sunrise to sun set, but produced the food needed to keep the culture alive. So, among other things, this “Small Print!

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His testimony, we say, is highly credible, not only because all his contemporaries have spoken of him in terms that border on veneration but also because his work, from which we take these citations, is written with great circumspection and care, as well with reference to the authorities in the Philippines as to the errors they committed.

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Fifth, the Spanish rulers were a bad example to despise manual labor. He monopolizes all the business and instead of developing on his part the love of work, instead of stimulating the too natural indolence of the natives, he with abuse of his powers thinks only of destroying all competition that may trouble him or attempt to participate in his profits.

English Character set encoding: Donations are tax-deductible to the maximum extent permitted by law. Every new arrival proposes a new remedy: Every now and then my parents keep on telling me that my education should be In the number one slot in my list of priorities. We just finished the discussion about Rizal’s “Indolence of the Filipino” and you actually did a very good job in summarizing this one. As a child Rizal had been trained to rapid work, an expertness kept up by practice, and the copying of his own countenance from a convenient near-by mirror was but a moment’s task.

Anonymous March 4, at 7: Third, Spain did not protect the people against foreign invaders and pirates.

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Like the tribute that once upon a time Greece sent to the Minotaur of Crete, the Philippine youth embarked for the expedition, saying good-by to their country forever: Due to forced labor, many men have been sent to shipyards to construct vessels.

It’s just sad to see people standing after the word ‘lazy’ and somehow grows really proud of it. Open Preview See a Problem? What has contributed to their ‘indolence’ is instead corrupt government, an overbearing church, lack of education, political abuse, and gradual destruction of original economy and customs, crime, segregation, indoctrination of feeling inferior, and lack of a cohesive nationality.


The second Spanish edition of the work was published by Rizal himself, who was always a sincere admirer of the book. The “Indolence” or laziness of those peoples under colonial domination, or those perceived to be racially or intellectually inferior, is not a new lie.

Filipinos cannot be compared to Europeans, who live in cold countries and who must exert much more effort at work. Those who have as yet treated of indolence, with the exception of Dr. Thus disappeared our trade in indigo, thanks to the trickery of the Chinese, which the government could not guard against, occupied as it was with other thoughts; thus die now the other industries; the fine manufactures of the Visayas are gradually disappearing from trade and even from use; the people, continually getting poorer, cannot afford the costly cloths and have to be content with calico or the imitations of the Germans, who produce imitations even of the work of our silversmiths.

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Still one other Spanish edition has appeared, namely: Sancianco y Goson, Gregorio: A mournful counselor is fear, for it not only causes weakness but also in casting aside the weapons strengthens the very persecutor!

Neither does Morga, speak of gambling, when he talks about vices and other fikipino, more or less concealed, more or less insignificant.

It really helped a lot with my Rizal course assignment. Another thing that we might add that had caused this indolence, is the lack of unity among the Filipino people.