Monday, July 14, 2014

Embracing our Roots, Learning from the Past


It is at once one of the greatest strengths and one of the most striking weaknesses of the Filipino psyche: Somehow, Filipinos seem to have a very short memory when it comes to unpleasant events. Depending on the context of the situation, this is either proof of the Filipino’s capacity to forgive, forget, and move on, or it could also be evidence that Filipinos are culturally hopeless, as they will be doomed to keep on making the same general mistakes over and over again.

And the sad part is, we do actually have a saying about it:
“Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan ay hindi makararating sa paroroonan.”

Read more at the Philippine Online Chronicles

Photo: “Memories” by Marina del Castell , c/o Flickr. Some Rights Reserved