Rona Joy T. Partisala
May 9, 2013
1. What changes in values, attitudes and practice do you think are necessary for Philippine progress and development? * Bahala Na – This is a belief in fate and a “come what may” attitude, tendency to leave things to chance, or letting things happen as they will happen. We need to change these values so that we can help our society more popular than now. * Filipino time – It is no coincidence it has been derisively labeled "Filipino time" – an admission that we like to "take things easy" (supposedly a charm of our country), and that deadlines and appointments are meant to be delayed, be late for, and even broken. * Bukas Na (Procrastination) – refers to the act of replacing more urgent actions with tasks less urgent, or doing something from which one derives enjoyment, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time. It may result in stress, a sense of guilt and crisis, severe loss of personal productivity, as well as social disapproval for not meeting responsibilities or commitments. * Laziness – On one hand, Filipinos tend to be relaxed and stress-free people. This makes them very sociable and pleasant to be around. However, this approach to life also means that Filipinos tend to be less productive. Rather than taking the initiative on things, they sometimes sit back and wait for fate to provide answers. * Inconsiderate – Even after agreeing to meet at a certain time, many Filipinos fail to fulfill it, using alibis as traffic, got caught up with something or lost in the way. If people abided by this, we wouldn't need any other policies about behavior. If the community is telling you that you are being inconsiderate, and then please reflect on your behavior. Continuing to behave in a way that people are telling you is inappropriate or disruptive, leads to problems. For you, for the community, and for Society. * Gossipmonger – Many Filipinos live off talking about affairs...
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