Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The indolence of the filipinos. 1. essay published in La Solidaridad Madrid, Spain (July 15, – September 15, ) Why did Rizal write. The Indolence of the Filipino has ratings and 9 reviews. Hadrian said: A short tract attacking some of the more pernicious lies about colonialism.T.

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The “Indolence” or laziness of those peoples under colonial domination, or those perceived to be racially or intellectually inferior, is not a new lie.

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The Indolence of the Filipino

The good and the beautiful attract him, seduce and captivate him, although, like the Japanese, he often exchanges the good for the evil, if it appears to him garnished and gilded.

Like people, like government, we will say in paraphrase of a popular adage.

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

It may help on the present improving understanding between Continental Americans and their countrymen of these “Far Off Eden Isles”, for the writer submits as his rilipino opinion, based on ten years’ acquaintance among Filipinos through studies which enlisted their interest, that the political problem would have been greatly simplified had it been understood in Dewey’s day that among intelligent Americans the much-talked-of lack of “capacity” referred to the mass of the people’s want of political experience and not to any alleged racial inferiority.

The patient is near his finish!

The evil is not that indolence exists more or less latently but that it is fostered and magnified. We know from indolencee that the encomenderos, after reducing many to slavery and forcing them to work for their benefit, made others give up their merchandise for a trifle or nothing at all, or cheated them with false measures. Copyright Cby Michael S. Bachelor’s or higher degree. This article needs additional citations for verification.

Rizal ends by inquiring what so would hold caused Filipinos to bury their yesteryear. Take it away from him and he is a filupino, and he who seeks activity in a corpse will encounter only worms. This book was something we discussed in our Rizal class. The first factor is the limited training and education Filipino natives receive. The first factor is the limited preparation and instruction Filipino natives receive.

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The Indolence of the Filipino by José Rizal

Yes, transfusion of blood, transfusion of blood! They are taught to be inferior. This situation is compounded by the Church’s wrong doctrine which holds that the rich will not go to heaven, thus engendering a wrong attitude toward work.

The frontispiece shows a hurried pencil sketch of himself which Rizal made in Berlin in the Spring of that Prof. Instead of physician, read government, that is, friars, employees, etc. This was the Filipino chemist Anacleto del Rosario, whom Rizal rightly praises. Whether they believe in miracles to palliate their laziness or they are lazy because they believe in miracles, we cannot say; but the fact is the Filipinos were much less lazy before the word miracle was introduced into their language.

Sancianco y Goson, Gregorio: Is it the poor clerk who comes in at eight in the morning and leaves at, one in the afternoon with only his parasol, who copies and writes and works for himself and for his chief, or is it the chief, who comes in a carriage at ten o’clock, leaves before twelve, reads his newspaper while smoking and with is feet cocked up on a chair or a table, or gossiping about all his friends?

Project Gutenberg is dedicated to increasing the number of public domain and licensed works that can be freely distributed in machine readable form. With this inefficiency in the lower spheres of power and ignorance and indifference in the upper, with the frequent changes and the eternal apprenticeships, with great fear and many administrative obstacles, with a voiceless people that has neither initiative nor cohesion, with employees who nearly all strive to amass a fortune and return home, with inhabit, ants who live in great hardship from the instant they begin to breathe, create prosperity, agriculture and industry, found enterprises and companies, things that still hardly prosper in free and well-organized communities.

November, [EBook ] [Yes, we are more than one year ahead of schedule] [This file was first posted on February 7, ] Edition: We can reduce all these causes to two classes: Jose Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda was a Filipino polymath, nationalist and the most prominent advocate for reforms in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era.

Before proposing a remedy we shall examine the causes, and even though strictly speaking a predisposition is not a cause, let us, however, study at its true value this predisposition due to nature. This citation is translated directly from the original Italian Ms. To ask other readers questions about The Indolence of the Filipinoplease sign up.


This production, which bears neither signature nor sign of authorship, is dated April 13, If the logical and regulated system of exploitation be chosen, stifling with the jingle of gold and the sheen of opulence the sentiments of independence in the colonies, paying with its wealth for its lack of liberty, as the English do in India, who moreover leave the government to native rulers, then build roads, lay out highways, foster the freedom of trade; let the government heed material interests more than the interests of four orders of friars; let it send out intelligent employees to foster industry; just judges, all well paid, so that they be not venal pilferers, and lay aside all religious pretext.

Hence “tributaries” and “families” may here be taken to mean about the same number,–D. Paris, Libreria de Garnier Hermanos, The natives lost any real interest in being slaves, and reduced their efforts. The fact that the best plantations, the best tracts of land in some provinces, those that from their easy access are more profitable than others, are in the hands of the religious corporations, whose desideratum is ignorance and a condition of semi-starvation for the native, so that they may continue to govern him and make themselves necessary to his wretched existence, is one of the reasons why many towns do not progress in spite of the efforts of their inhabitants.

Morga, who recounts the first piratical invasion, says: These they cease to produce because of the abundance of silver; and what is worse and entails more loss upon your Majesty, is that they do not, as formerly, work the mines and take out gold”. 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.

In answer to various questions we have received on this: So, without thinking about it thoroughly, this idea was instilled in my mind right away. Lists with This Book.

Gaspar de San Agustin, plenty of provisions, activity, trade, movement in all the southern islands. The picture perhaps deserves a couple of comments.