Tendency to be indolent

Philippines
April 6, 2013 12:32am CST
Do you think jose rizal is right about the indolence of filipinos? He said that filipinos has the tendency to be indolent because of the hot weather in the philippines? Is he right or wrong?
4 responses
• Philippines
6 Apr 13
I read the book and he said: [i]Indolence in the Philippines is a chronic malady, but not a hereditary one. The Filipinos have not always been what they are, witnesses whereto are all the historians of the first years after the discovery of the Islands.[/i] If you ask me, even foreigners were made indolent by the heat here in the country. So it's not entirely our fault.
• Philippines
6 Apr 13
I second this. Heat makes do some things that makes you grab for comfort. And our country spends 6 months in this condition.
@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
7 Apr 13
In a way, Rizal is correct. some Filipinos would really get lazy to work, specially when it's so hot. Well, that's understandable because one would get sick being under the sun the whole day, such as those construction workers. It's good if you are in an airconditioned office, that you won't feel that way.
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
7 Apr 13
Hi, Yes and no. Yes because hot weather can really slow down anybody who work under it. Even people in the temperate zones who are used to work in cool weather is struck down by the high temperature and could not stand for long in the field under the hot sun. I still have to find a foreigner who can stand shoulder to shoulder with a Filipino in the fields planting rice from morning till the set of sun. No, because by nature Filipinos are industrious if given a small chance. They are willing to work for a small amount even if it involves back breaking labor, as long it can earn them something, they would work, be it carrying sugarcane on their shoulders owned by landlords, pushing the plow on the field he doesn't own, they are still willing to work on it.
@raynejasper (2326)
• Philippines
6 Apr 13
Maybe Jose Rizal has some point. We could also attest to that because when the weather goes hot, people prefer to stay indoors or better yet sleep because we become so sleepy when its hot. Although the indolence doesn't necessarily refer to all of us Filipinos. There are those who manage to work no matter what the weather is. It somehow depends on our motivation to work or not to work.