2) Why should indolence of the Filipinos be not considered hereditary?
Indolence in the Philippines is a chronic malady, but not a hereditary one. TheFilipinos have not been always what they are, witnesses whereto are all thehistorians of the first years after the discovery of the Islands.Before we judge a person if he is indolent or not, we should first recognize whatis his objective and the circumstance he has been through before asserting thathe is an indolent.Laziness is subjective. Maybe this time, a certain individual strives hard toachieve his goal, and the next thing, we’ll be seeing him chilling under a big treedrinking his mango shake. A person may feel doing what he wants or not. It iswhen he has got motivated in doing it so.
3) Explain and give an example for each of the following factors thatcontribute to the indolence of the Filipinos.a. Climate
A hot climate requires the individual quiet and rest, just as cold incites tolabor and action. For this reason the Spaniards are more indolent than theFrenchman; the Frenchman more so than the German. The Europeansthemselves who reproach the residents of the colonies so much
how do they livein tropical
countries? Surrounded by a numerous train of servants, never goingafoot but riding in a carriage, needing servants not only to takeoff their shoes for them but even to fan them! And yet they live andeat better, they work for themselves to get rich, with the hope of a future, free and respected, while the poor colonist, the indolentcolonist, is badly nourished, has no hope, toils for others, andworks under force and compulsion! Perhaps the reply to this will be