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Transcript of indolence

"INDOLENCE OF THE FILIPINOS" La Indolencia de los Filipinos, more popularly known in its English version, "The Indolence of the Filipinos," It is an exploratory essay written by Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal, to explain the alleged idleness of his people during the Spanish colonization. SUMMARY: Rizal stressed on the factors that contributed to the idleness and the slow progress of Filipinos based on the following premises: the participation of the Filipinos in Spain’s wars against the English, Dutch, and Portuguese. the teachings of the friars that those who are poor will go to heaven more easily. CHAPTERS Chapter 1: Admitting the Indolence of the Filipinos Chapter 2: Indolence of Chronic Illness Chapter 3: Wars, Insurrections, Expeditions and Invasion Chapter 4: Death of Trade in the Philippines Chapter 5: Limited Training and Education Admitting the Indolence of the Filipinos CHAPTER 1 Published in La Solidaridad in 5 installments from July 15 to September 15, 1890 Indolence does exist among the Filipinos Someone must study the causes of indolence before it can be cured.
An hour work under the Philippine sun is equivalent to a day’s work in temperate regions Any man can live in any climate, if he will only adapt INDOLENCE AS A CHRONIC ILLNESS CHAPTER 2 Filipinos are indolent in nature An illness will worsen if the wrong treatment is given Wars, Insurrections, Expeditions and Invasion CHAPTER 3 Enumerates several reasons that may have caused the Filipinos cultural and economic corruption Filipinos were sent abroad to fight for Spain or shipyards to construct vessels –forced labor CHAPTER 4 DEATH OF TRADE IN THE PHILIPPINES Absence of encouragement from the government Abuse of encomenderos. Monopoly of government officials Wrong doctrine Discrimination and education of the natives CHAPTER 5 Limited Training and Education Causes of Indolence can be reduced into two factors:
limited training and education Filipino natives receive lack of national sentiment of unity among them THANK YOU! Rizal alleged that Filipinos of his time are indolent, but indolence, as he described, is not laziness, rather not enough love or even the non-existence of love for one’s work He pursued by saying that this very same indolence is not brought about by Filipinos themselves. In fact, he argued that it was the fault of the Spaniards. http://www.slideshare.net/superjosel/indolenceofthefilipinos-9450181


http://bookstove.com/book-talk/the-indolence-of-the-filipinos-concise-summary-and-critical-analysis/ He ends this chapter by posing a question: What may have been the cause of Filipinos forgetting their past?
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