REFLECTION about THE INDOLENCE of the FILIPINOS
As what I read, to the Indolence of the Filipino Rizal describe the people in the tropical and non-tropical countries. The people in tropical areas, there do not work a lot when it’s hot especially at noon time. Because of the sun’s heat they have to rest. For instance, we students, whenever the air or the weather is some warm, the tendency for this thing is we want to sleep. Some countries have four seasons have to work much during spring and fall. It’s because they cannot easily work on summer because of excessive heat and on winter. But the total work all in all is almost the same. We as human being must adopt to our environment whatever its condition. Therefore, being indolent as they say during conditions is reasonable. I can prove without the text in the book that Filipinos in those days, Spaniard’s and pre-colonial period were not indolent. This can be verified through Filipinos at the dawn before the sunrise are ready to start planting and keeping their vegetables and harvests. Then the Spaniards came to our lands, they burned many houses, eradicated some goods and resources, killed many Filipinos, and stop our economic and commercial cycle. They controlled almost all farms and villages. Many areas were become unpopulated. Almost two thirds of the populations were declined. Many boys especially the teenagers were asked to do the Polo y Servicios. Farms were left uncultivated and encomienda was implemented. Only the friar and Spanish officials could benefit-from high taxes to church offerings. To be able to start a business and work, the permission from the administration was required, and not all were granted. For that, many Filipino gave their work, lands and even their life. They viewed their life of hopeless and they thought themselves as inferiors. Gambling grown up because all of their sacrifices and works were not enough. They trusted fortune to make their status quite good. Some of these are...
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