For example, interpersonal ambivalence, the presence of attitudes which are in conflict with those of important others, independently predicts subjective ambivalence, as does the mere anticipation of information which may conflict with one's preexisting attitude. Research has shown that certain personality traits may impact an individuals likelihood of experiencing ambivalence.
I have arbitrarily identified these marks as dependence, subservience and compromise. Forwarding the postings to relatives and friends,especially in the homeland, is greatly appreciated. To share, use all social media tools: There is a need to look inward and realize some unpleasant truths about ourselves as Filipino individuals and as a society.
It involves a "shaking of the foundations" or a "rocking of the boat" since it requires us to question our traditional beliefs and values, assumptions or notions. We need to seek an understanding of "why we are what we are, where we can or should be headed," and to therefore be able to formulate ways to attain where we can or should be.
Before everything, let us remind ourselves that we Filipinos have many and known good qualities, just like people of any other country. We all know this fact. I believe and think that only through a critical self-analysis or self-examination ala preparatory to confession some of us learned in Catholic schools can we change for the better.
I am convinced that such an exercise will allow us to pursue truths however shocking and unpleasant they may be. It is only when we have "come of age," when we have come to think for ourselves as an independent people with human dignity, with our own cultural heritage, national pride and sovereignty can we act and work in unity for our own truly, permanent liberation from the dehumanizing conditions imposed by our so-called leadership in government and business and their foreign partners.
If we are honestly concerned with our homeland beyond simply wishing for the better or fatalism, if we want fundamental changes to improve in the long-term the human conditions for the majority of our present and future countrymen in the homeland, it behooves us to do such a self-examination.
We must look critically at what we are and why, examine the history and nature of our society which must be changed, then determine the direction of those changes. Finally, we must enlist the energies of that majority to effect such changes [facilitated by such knowledge and understanding.
In the past, I have posted several essays about our so-called Filipino values click Fr. Vitaliano Gorospe SJ and Fr. In the article, author Prof. Thus, let us appreciate the fact that applied to our majority, i. I think and believe where we are and where we are going greatly depend on how much conscious awareness and understanding we have about our traits as "dictated" by our beliefs and values and how we act based on such knowledge.
Obviously, education beyond "education for jobs" is imperative, i.
Below is an interesting and informative essay on understanding our Filipino value system, written just a few years after the Marcos downfall, by the late Fr. Vitaliano Gorospe, S.J. (However, I think Fr. Gorospe was quite naive about the kind of leadership our homeland needs then and now). The Ambivalence of Filipino Traits and Values. FILIPINO VALUES. Business Ethics in Philippine Perspective. Understanding the Filipino Value System. Filipino Values. FILIPINO VALUES: AMBIVALENCE AND SPLIT-LEVEL CHRISTIANITY they are not simply what they attheheels.com but a life-long process which demands constant conversion and renewal. Values in Philippine Culture and Education. Manuel B. Dy. CRVP, - pages. 1 Review. Preview this book» What people are saying - Write a review. User Review - Flag as The Ambivalence of Filipino Traits and Values. Understanding the Filipino Value System. /5(1).
But as any thinking Filipino knows and realizes, education is no absolute guarantee of collective or social consciousness, which in turn can not guarantee acting for the common good. However, education is a good start.
At the end of the day, I think and believe that we are not born "tabula rasa. Instead, these religious institutions tend to cater to the children of the rich and powerful; and inadvertently or not, led their followers to practicing "split-level" Christianity despite their proclamation of [and thus, paying lip-service to] "being for the poor.
Quito alluded to us Filipinos as being "other-wordly," which I think and believe is true. Our Filipino-type of Christianity has stressed one of the Beatitudes, i.
They have been blamed for the weak character of the Filipino; they are the culprits, the scapegoat of our failures, or at least, the explanation for lagging behind more successful Asian neighbors.
I propose to take a second look at these so-called negatives in the Filipino psyche to determine whether there might be a positive aspect, a saving face, a silver lining behind the dark clouds. In attempting to see an ambivalence in our traits, I will use oriental yardsticks to measure success or failure for it would be unfair to use Western standards to evaluate our Filipino traits.
For example, is a materially comfortable life with physiological ailments more successful than a materially deprived life without physical ailments? Is the image of Juan Tamad waiting for a guava to fall such a reprehensible, if not scandalous, picture?
Is the similar image of Sir Isaac Newton, also resting under a tree, more refreshing? It is very Filipino to stress our minus points, to find fault in our behavior, to compare us unfavorably with Westerners by using Western standards.
It seems that we take pleasure in underscoring our weaknesses, faults, defects, etc. Our standards are smallness, averageness, mediocrity; grandeur or grandness is not in the Filipino vocabulary.
The West, in contrast, evokes: We seem to enjoy being humble and meek, or what Friedrich Nietzsche called "the morality of slaves. A person is not supposed to exert effort at the expense of sanity.
We ridicule a person who teaches himself how to think and label him Tasio, the philosopher. We warn persons not to learn too much lest they be like Jose Rizal who was executed at the Luneta in Assertiveness is frowned upon because it smacks of pride and ruthlessness.
Success to the Filipino, must come naturally; it should not be induced or artificially contrived.THE AMBIVALENCE OF VALUES IN THE NATIONAL CHARACTER 5.
FILIPINO VALUES: AMBIVALENCE AND SPLIT-LEVEL CHRISTIANITY Are Filipino values good or bad? The truth is that Filipino values are ambivalent in the sense that they are a potential for good or evil, a help or hindrance to personal and national development, depending on how they are understood, practiced or lived/5(5).
Ambivalence Of Filipino Traits And Values Filipino core values, along with the Filipino character or Filipino identity of a person or an individual known as the Filipino, the Filipino value system are found to possess inherent key elements of. The Positive Side of Filipino Values Lunes, Oktubre 10, Filipino traits must be understood in the above context.
Hence, they are considered negative only according to other yardsticks. The following Filipino traits show an ambivalence of positive and negative aspects. The following Filipino traits show an ambivalence of positive and negative aspects.