i have read a book about Filipinos

@migenKC (792)
Philippines
August 5, 2007 9:19pm CST
from the 5th page of the book: i've met many Filipinos who have been programmed to be poor. their very slef-definitions shouts to the universe, "I'm poor and i'll always be poor." this twisted core identity, plus insane religious beliefs about money, are like invinsible prison bars that keep many Filipinos locked in poverty. i've found out that no matter how much money people receive, unless they change their inner program, nothing happens. they will indeed remain poor forever. 90 percent of your money problems are mind problems. poeple are not poor because they have no money. that's merely the result, not the cause of poverty. Filipinos are poor because of lethal combination of three giant monsters of poverty. (and so on... ) from me: there is more about the book and even if i havent yet finish reading it.. im happy with how does the author said his ideas. maybe on some parts the author is right. Filipinos are keep on saying "mahirap ang buhay" but when christmas.. you can see how many Filipinos spend their time at mall buying gifts. even on fiestas.. you can see how they celebrate it. book title: 8 secrets of the truly rich(what the rich now that the poor dont know) Author: BO SANCHEZ #1 best selling author of "Simplify and Live the Good Life" and "Simplify and Create Abundance"
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@jhanna (335)
• Philippines
6 Aug 07
I agree that is the typical Filipino that you read about. But slowly a lot of Filipinos have awaken from that. Their culture is very different and that's what make them unique. Some of them spend lavishly on fiestas, wedding, birthday parties regardless if they even have to borrow money just to have other people enjoy on their parties. Very typical Filipino, is just showing off that they can afford those parties and extravagance but in the contrary they're not.
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@migenKC (792)
• Philippines
6 Aug 07
hi jhanna.. are you a Filipino? hmp.. i guess not all Filipinos are like that(borrowing money for a party) some of them learned already from how others suffered because of borrowing "56"... many really spend a lot for parties.. and their reason is because they want to feel joy with the family even for that special occasion.. but for me.. i dont think its valid. ahihi.. ;) well we just have to be open minded on the way they deal with their money...but i wish Mr. Sanchez can share his perception of life to those people... not only to Filipinos
@jhanna (335)
• Philippines
7 Aug 07
I am not generalizing Filipinos have this trait. Slowly, the mindset is changing as more and more are getting educated. There is no problem with making other people happy at your expense but way, way too much.
@jhanna (335)
• Philippines
7 Aug 07
I am not generalizing all Filipino have this trait. Slowly, the mindset is changing as more and more are getting educated. There is no problem with making other people happy at your expense but not way, way too much.
@jhanna (335)
• Philippines
7 Aug 07
The bottom line I think is "LACK OF DISCIPLINE"
@redmike (153)
• Philippines
7 Aug 07
lack of discipline... yes it is. but we filipinos dont admit that we all lacks discipline. Many other countries suffer much as we are now. If you could only visit us and have a coffee - maybe we could change that thought of yours. have a nice day!
@jhanna (335)
• Philippines
7 Aug 07
Discipline applies to all concern, not just Filipinos. I am sorry if I haven't explained my last post well.
@redmike (153)
• Philippines
7 Aug 07
its okay jhanna, I posted it for all those who think are concern too...
@god_spear (498)
• Philippines
6 Aug 07
yES, if some pilipinos put in their minds that they are poor and will remain poor that will happened to them. One of the problem with people is attitude if they wrong attitude they cant get of of their present status, some are contented to ask help by begging, but they can do menial jobs to people who wants their services, soem are too lazy and became more lazy when somebody give them.As i observed if a family earn an extra they spend it one time then after they spend it, they will have to look again for money to support them, they dont think of tomorrow. why not save for future. Even middle family they loved to go on shopping, eating out, spending as if theres no another day. Nad when someone ask for their financial help they said they have no money, but at their cellphones and other gadgets they have the latest, thats the pilipinos, thats pinoy trademark. Then they will said it shard to live as poor. People must prioritize.
@migenKC (792)
• Philippines
7 Aug 07
oh well.. ;) not all are like that.. infact here in the Southern part of the Philippines.. i found many head of the families who are already saving for their children since they know the consequence if they wont. but their children doesnt know the importance on saving because they thought having material things is an indication of high social status. oh well i guess... inexperienced people(such as teenagers) are the ones who doesnt know what and how to prioritize things.. time may heal them as they will experience the difficulties of life. but we can help them know it before experiencing it.. like what Mr. BO Sanchez did and still doing.. hopefully you'll let people know how to become rich..you can always start it from your self, your family and friends.. and have the copy of the book.. surely.. you will enjoy reading it.. have a nice day.. and Mabuhay Tayong mga Pilipino
@redmike (153)
• Philippines
7 Aug 07
tama ka jan..
@migenKC (792)
• Philippines
8 Aug 07
sino po ang tama redmike? ... ;)
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
6 Aug 07
I have that book also although I am not yet finished reading it. I also attended a seminar that discusses about our old beliefs that affects us many Filipinos from moving forward that is believing in "Fate"/Destiny. I learned from that seminary about the "Law of Attraction" where if you entertain negative thoughts in you, you will attract them back to you and therefore to be able to succeed in your goals in life you should always think positive thoughts so that you attract positive things in life. That is why when you always say that life is hard it will put you in situation that is really hard, but if you think that life is good and bountiful then these things will come to you. Just make this thought 100% intention = 100% Results the mechsnism will just follow. Just think of positive things and it will come back to you.
@migenKC (792)
• Philippines
6 Aug 07
thank you for sharing this to us here.. how i wish i can also attend his seminars.. i always read you posts and it does make sense..really! you always believe on positive changes just like my mom as well as my idol does. thanks for being here rsa101.. ;) keep on posting and sharing.. ;)
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@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
6 Aug 07
Yeah that seminar has somewhat made an impact on how I look at myself. Before my outlook was quite different from what I am right now. But ever since I attended that I somehow had something to look forward everyday.
@migenKC (792)
• Philippines
6 Aug 07
WOW!! im here at mindanao..very far from manila to attend his seminars... huhuhu...
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@redmike (153)
• Philippines
7 Aug 07
"I am poor, I am hopeless... only when I think I am." how do you explain this fragment?
@migenKC (792)
• Philippines
8 Aug 07
Chapter 10 page55 Unless you see It in your mind it wont become reality Deep within you, you've programmed your life to operate on a particular level of income and total net worth. Because this is your psychological wallet or money comfort zone, you cant see urself earning twice as much or becoming a millionaire. you simply cant. Something within you says, "Are you nut? Me? Earn twice as much? Become a millionaire? Hah! I might as well imaging I'm Donald Duck." So you stay in your money comfort zone for the rest of your life.
@redmike (153)
• Philippines
9 Aug 07
you seem so bookish ah.. " And you're not only hopeless, you're dangerous to anyone who makes more than that you have... you are not charitable enough because you think it's an obligation to give money to beggars..." //response from a blogger to filipino who didnt give money to beggars
@migenKC (792)
• Philippines
9 Aug 07
im not bookish.. hehe.. ;) i have those words from Mr. BO and from my favorite author Paulo Coelho.. have you heard of the short story entitled "Copacabana, Rio de Janerio" of Paulo Coelho? its about charitable deeds. here it is.. My wife and I met her on the corner of Rua Constante Ramos in Copacabana. She was about sixty years old, sitting in a wheelchair, lost in the crowd. My wife offered to help her and the woman accepted the offer, asking us to take her to Rua Santa Clara. there were a few plastic bags hanging from the back of the wheelchair. On the way, she told us that they contained all her belongings. She slept in shop doorways and lived off handouts. we reach the place whre she wanted to go. Other beggars were gathered there. The woman took out two packets of long-life milk from one of the plastic bags and gave it to other members of the group. She said, "PEOPLE ARE CHARITABLE TO ME, AND SO I MUST BE CHARITABLE TO OTHERS."
@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
6 Aug 07
There is a lot of true in that... and it does not only applies to Filipinos... but to everyone who is poor. If your parents are poor... they will teach you how to survive in poverty and you will do like them. The exception to the rule is when your parents are not poor by choice. They actually have a brain and will work hard to give you the best education they can afford. The other exception is when you were born with a smarter brain than your parents... and you choose to break away from them and their culture to live the life you deserve. I have seen quite a few young Filipinos on this website complaining that their family is ruining their life by demanding their time and money while they are attempting to break away from poverty. Their family seem to be quite happy to live in poverty... but as soon as they see one of their children making money... they suddenly want a share of that money. And that shows a lot of hypocrisy on their part.
@migenKC (792)
• Philippines
6 Aug 07
my parents were poor.. they grown up on a province without any land to be own. they were living on their relatives house and doesnt have money to spend for college. my mom and dad are scolars when they were on college but thet both strive to make some improvents to their lives. they said.. they never complain on what they only had in the past and until now in the present. they always say that being contented on what you gain can make you rich. but ofcourse a person must always seek for improvements. they were poor on the eyes of the people but they always believe they are rich because of the blessings they recieve everyday to make them survive on this world. now that they both have family.. they never teach us(their children) to be materialistic... MOney is important but it doesnt make people trully happy. our life now is far different from what my parents had when they were still growing.. the only thing that remains the same is we still see money makers who spend their money for something that doesnt make any sense. and i think they are the once who are really poor and not us.
@migenKC (792)
• Philippines
6 Aug 07
oh... i think you misunderstood me.. i know money is important and may be a part of the happiness you are talking about.. maybe we just have different difinitions about happiness.. oh.. well if you'll read the book personaly.. you might understand me.. ahiihii... ;) anyway.. i am not one of the Filipinos who are programed to be poor.. i believe i am rich enough from what i got to be happy.. although i keep on making improvements to my life. as the book said... completely commit to your dreams (page 85) and define your own success (page 185)
• Philippines
6 Aug 07
well most of our kababayans are poor because they rely on the government and their idols in the telebesyon. one day the president give one kilo of rice, they hail the president olredy. they say the president is very nice. maybe they are thinking that the president will give them food evry day. and wen ders no food they blame the president. and then their idols, they're just waiting watching soap operas hoping that their lives will become the soap opera. in the beginning the maid is poor and then at the end maid found out she is rich. so the people hoping that the same happen to them also. at the end they will become rich. they dont go outside lood for a job.
@migenKC (792)
• Philippines
7 Aug 07
oh... very sad.. but sometimes it is true to a few of Filipinos.. not all are like that such as you and me and others.. but instead of complaining on why some of us are like that we should always try to teach them the right attitude on how to live like a rich man.. like what Mr. BO Sanchez is doing. we may or may not judge them on how they try to live and survive but hopefully they are open minded to understand the purpose on why there are people who want change but as well as not afraid to take the risk for change. im starting this mission for the Philippines... i always tell my friends and everyone i talk about poverty that we must always rely on our self and not to the other people arround us. we must not find jobs instead we must create jobs... happy posting and have the great time.. ;) be a part of our progress
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
6 Aug 07
More filipinos now prefer to live beyond their means. Instead of sticking to what food is served on the table, they will ignore it and look for others. These people should be more thankful. That despite the fact of living in poor areas, there are still more NGO's that fills out what lacks on their part to support their children and the whole family. Programs that educate poorfamilies, to help them strive more and for them to be more productive in life. I believe that there's always hope for us filipinos, we just have to accept relaity and achieve our every dreams..
@migenKC (792)
• Philippines
6 Aug 07
indeed!! we just have to accept reality and achieve our every dreams! Filipinos always has hopes. But they complain a lot, but are afraid to take action. we want everything to change, but us ourselve refuse to change. We dont risk because we think its dangerous. hopefully many filipinos will read the book.. and not just read it but understand it fully.
@erikbench (169)
• Philippines
9 Aug 07
amen..
• Philippines
6 Aug 07
well most of our kababayans are poor because they rely on the government and their idols in the telebesyon. one day the president give one kilo of rice, they hail the president olredy. they say the president is very nice. maybe they are thinking that the president will give them food evry day. and wen ders no food they blame the president. and then their idols, they're just waiting watching soap operas hoping that their lives will become the soap opera. in the beginning the maid is poor and then at the end maid found out she is rich. so the people hoping that the same happen to them also. at the end they will become rich. they dont go outside lood for a job.