Facts About Filipino Working Abroad #1

People who’m nationality are the same with you are most of the time much harder to get by.

In Philippines we have this old tradition of what we call “Bayanihan”. A innate, automatic system that we use to do to help those who are needy. A thousand of sad facts prove that this system are usually not present nowadays.

It’s a two factor process that affect this change. First one is that when people step into other culture of different nation, they become guarded. They feel lack of security for themselves. They feel like they are a prey waiting to be catch by a predator in the forest. This explains why when they see another countrymen they feel much less comfortable because they are hanging out with another prey so they tend to think upfront that these fellow men would use benefit of their existence so they protect themselves by raising their guards without knowing that by this way of defending themselves they are attacking others subconsciously. This is very visible in Filipinos sharing foods, utensils, bedroom, and many necessities in life.

The other factor is the “Bounce effect”. This one is associated with the Braveness quality of the Filipino. Newton states this as “To each action there is always an equal and opposite reactions”. Since Filipinos are born Brave and Impartial, we tend to react and counter-play this system in order for us to feel even. Then here it gets worse. We tend to chain the never ending feud.

It is really hard to accept that Filipinos are like this, considering the fact that we are deeply appreciated by other nationality as loving, caring and hospitable. It’s like having an ugly face of the truth behind a shinny beautiful mask.