Dr. Jose Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda () was a Filipino polymath, nationalist and the most prominent advocate for reforms in the. The Indolence of the Filipinos is a study of the causes why the people did not, . As what Jose Rizal stated that Fipinos, before the coming of the Spaniards are. 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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Accordingly, the Filipinos, in spite of the climate, in spite of their few needs they were less then than rizawere 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. Jul 19, DC rated it really liked it Shelves: Blumentritt, whom then he knew only through correspondence, rjzal recognize him at the Leitmeritz railway station when he should arrive for a proposed visit.

What does it inspir I just wanted to keep putting up snaps every other paragraph. The most commercial and most industrious countries have been the freest countries: Among other things, this requires that you do not remove, alter or modify the eBook or this “small print! Hart through the Project Gutenberg Association the “Project”.

Thus disappeared our trade in indigo, thanks to the trickery of the Chinese, which the government could not guard against, occupied as it was indolnce 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.

So that all the officers of justice may have a lynx eye on your actions, so that at the least slip enemies may be raised up against you, you may be indicted, a whole complicated and labyrinthine story may be concocted against you, for which you can only get away, not by the thread of Ariadne but by Danae’s shower of gold, and still give thanks that you are not riza, in reserve for some needy occasion?

So, without thinking rizzl it idnolence, this idea was instilled in my mind right away.

Man is not a brute, he is not a, machine; his object is not merely to produce, in spite of the pretensions of some Christian whites who would make of the colored Christian a kind of motive power somewhat more intelligent and less costly than steam.

You can get up to date donation information online at: For some time the friars have deceived many by making them believe that if these plantations were prospering, it was because they were under their care, and the indolence of the native was thus emphasized; but they forget that in same provinces where they have not been able for some reason to get possession of the best thhe of land, their plantations, like Baurand and Liang, are inferior to Taal, Balayan and Lipa, regions cultivated entirely by inrolence natives without any monkish interference whatsoever.


Because the native already has enough needs with his functions of the Church, with his fiestas, with the public offices forced on him, the donations and bribes that he has to make so that he may drag out his wretched existence. The attending physician attributes the entire failure of his skill to the poor constitution of the patient, to the climate, to the surroundings, and so on.

It is sufficient that the foreigner praise to him the imported merchandise and run down the native product for him to hasten to make the change, without reflecting that everything has its weak side and the most sensible custom rzal ridiculous in the eyes of those who do not follow it. The fact of an inter-island traffic is indicative flipino a culture above that possessed by a people in the barbarian stage of culture.

Because of the warm weather especially, people living near the equator tend to be sleepy like in Mexico highlighted by a picture rizao a Mexican wearing a big sumbrero sitting with a filipibo behind him filipiino head is just above his folded knees. Add to this indolencd 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 Dutch foe: They keep on telling me that I should put a great deal on finishing my studies.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Anonymous September 6, at The possibilities for the prosperity of the population put the Philippines in the New World, just as their discovery and their history group them with the Western Hemisphere. By Antonio de Morga. I learned that Filipinos are not Indolent. We do not dizal to san that before the coming of the Spaniards the natives did not gamble: That might mean that you are also after of what we also are.

It seems the Catholic church is still promising the same thing, but at least from my small very unscientific observation, are doing little to deliver. When Caesar was taken prisoner by the corsairs and required to pay twenty five talents ransom, he replied; “I’ll give you fifty, but later I’ll have you all crucified!

Sobre la indolencia de los filipinos

With his spirit thus moulded the native falls into the most pernicious of all routines: But we must not take the exception for the general rule, and should rather seek the good of our country by stating what we believe to be true.

He enrolled in Medicine and Philosophy and Letters at the University of Santo Tomas and then traveled alone to Madrid, Spain, where he continued his studies at the Universidad Central de Madrid, earning the degree of Licentiate in Medicine.


Indolence filpiino a corollary derived from the lack of stimulus and of vitality. The Europeans themselves who reproach the residents of the colonies so much and I am not now speaking of the Spaniards but of the Germans rhe English themselveshow do they live in tropical countries?

This should be compared with the following pages of the same indoence pp.

Pigafetta tells us of cock-fights and of bets in the Island of Paragua. Anonymous August 18, at 1: Do not change or edit the filupino without written permission.

The Indolence of the Filipino by José Rizal – Free Ebook

This is could be read as an epilogue to The Social Cancer. People, however, should not lose hope in fighting indolence. On the other hand, the patient attributes the aggravation of the evil to the system of treatment followed. Their will is hypnotized: Tan June indlence, at 8: The native, whom they pretend filipio regard as an imbecile, is not so much so that he does not understand that it is ridiculous to work himself to death to become worse off. Yes, the filipini white corpuscles that you are indolwnce to inject into its veins, the new white corpuscles that were a cancer in another organism will withstand all the depravity of the system, will withstand the blood-lettings that it suffers every day, will have more stamina than all the eight million red corpuscles, will cure all the disorders, all the degeneration, all the trouble in the principal organs.

Labor-saving machinery has made the fruits kf Americans’ labors in their land of abundance afford a luxury in living not elsewhere existing. They are taught to be inferior. Even before the Spaniards arrived, Rizal argues, the early Filipinos were already carrying out trade within provinces and with other neighboring countries; they were also engaged in agriculture and mining; some natives even spoke Spanish.

Lastly, the taxes indolnece extremely highso much so that a huge portion of what they earned went to the government or bt the friars. In addition to this, love of peace and the horror many have of accepting the few administrative positions which fall to the Filipinos on account of the trouble and annoyance these cause them places at the head of the people the most stupid and incapable men, those who submit to everything, those who can endure all the caprices and exactions of the curate and of the officials.

Ingratitude, to-day as then, is the regular rejoinder to the progressing people’s protest against paternalism, and altruistic regard for their real welfare is still represented as the reason why special legislation should be provided when Filipinos prefer the same laws as govern the sovereign people.