Characteristics of a Filipino Citizen
Characteristics of a Filipino Citizen
The Filipinos are friendly because we have a confidence with our talent. We Filipinos are saying greetings like “hi” or “hello” to other people. And I choose the negative trait Undisciplined because I agree with its trait. Why? Because when we say discipline it is doing what is right at the right time. The reason why they are saying we are friendly that is because we are happy. When we are happy, we are in a good mood so that they can approach us easily. Another reason why we are friendly, it is because we want many friends, not just friends but real friends. But choose the friends who are good influence to you.
I choose this trait because I am also a friendly Filipino. I want to have many friends, so that when I’m in the midst of trouble I have many real friends to help me. In happiness, loneliness and depression. I choose Undisciplined as a negative trait. Although it is negative trait but there is no doubt about it. In this generation, we have many gadgets that distract us for doing what we should do in that time. Therefore we are making fun of the gadgets nowadays. Filipinos are friendly. The proof of this trait are In my first day of the school I don’t have any friends in personal, only in Facebook.
I have a seatmate, we don’t approach each one. It’s like both of us are waiting to ask his name, few minutes I ask his name then he answered then we are now friends. We also asked the name of his seatmate. The following days, his friend and my friends are now friends. We have many friends. I think this trait comes only in our culture. It doesn’t come on other country. And we Filipinos are hospitable so that the other countries comment that we are friendly. Only in the Philippines who are hospitable. Filipinos are undisciplined. In our generation, we have many gadgets we have many entertainment things.
We forgot our things that we should do. I experience this and also I am experiencing it nowadays. I have an assignment to do, then the television is on. There is a beautiful movies, then after that movie there is another beautiful movie. I that case, we have a tendency to waste the time for the assignment. Another example, we have an appointment. Then the meeting time is 9am sharp, you arrived there 10am. That is undisciplined Filipino. We are lazy, it came from the Spaniards. The instruction is to write in the notebook. Then you just take a picture or captured it.
My point is that we have to realize. What are Filipinos like? Where we came from? Where did we get that attitude? How can be a creative in our countries. I imagine if we colonize other country, we share our traits to them. I realized that our other attitude came from different country. In our country, we have a originality. Like being polite to elders. By saying “po” and “opo”. You say “opo” and “po” in your parents, grandma, grandpa, tito, tita, elder brother, elder sister, strangers. By being hospitable, when we have visitors we quickly assist them, by giving food, merianda.
We pretend to be happy, even if we have major problems. Like when there is a disaster, we are always happy. All I can say is we Filipinos are unique race. We are different in other country. We have a unique sense of humor only in the Philippines. Filipinos over the years have proven time and time again that they are a people with an industrious attitude. This is seen by others as Filipinos being only useful as domestic helpers, working abroad to help their families in the country. Like the farmers in our country, they use there own power. Unlike in other country they us machines to make some “palay”.
Even with little support, technological weaknesses and the country’s seasonal typhoons, the Filipino farmer still work hard to earn their daily meal. We, Filipinos are also religious in our beliefs particularly in Catholicism and Islam. Families would strengthen and encourage their children to attend only once a week in the mass at the same time we have a family bonding and strengthen out relationship in each member of the family. And lastly Filipinos are honest in there doings. In general, they would prefer to work hard for an honest day’s pay than to find an easier way like stealing or cheating.
University/College: University of Arkansas System
Type of paper: Thesis/Dissertation Chapter
Date: 30 December 2016
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