I found this post at exactly 6:32pm 5/17/2019. It was a repost by Rica and the original post came from M.A. Buendia (@MABuendiaHD).
Below is the post: (Screenshot taken from my Phone )
So the post goes:
Toxic Filipino culture is being unappreciative of privileges. You give a free burger, they ask where the fries is. We compare, we complain and we’re ungrateful for the things we receive When you stop giving and they can’t take advantage of you anymore, you become a bad person
Alrighty! Same as before, as I understood this. M.A. Buendia is trying to let us know that Filipinos in general are parasites. I do not have any other understanding about this but it does remind me of the story of The Farmer and the Snake
One winter a Farmer found a Snake stiff and frozen with cold. He had compassion on it, and taking it up, placed it under his coat. The Snake was quickly revived by the warmth, and resuming its natural instincts, bit its benefactor, inflicting on him a mortal wound.
While most of you might probably agree on M.A. Buendia’s post however, there might be a couple of points that you want to think about first. Well, here is the breakdown as to how I agree on some points.
Firstly, we are indeed a demanding bunch. But more often than not, we always say it to jest. Like for example, when someone offers your friends free food for lunch. I am 100% sure that you all have that one friend who will say, “WALA BANG PANULAK DYAN?” (Doesn’t this come with drinks?). Right? And that gives a good laugh. But if you look at it deeply, it does look like you all need a bottle of softdrinks right?
However, it is a little harsh to generalize the masses with such powerful words, and this is where I start to disagree. It is not our culture to be toxic. I guess it is just a quick millennial bump on the road at best. Because if we define the word CULTURE; it is the customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group. First, this is not something we did way back. Remember the time when we were choked on the collars by the Spanish? We did not demand for something more like, if the Spanish gave us a glass to get water… We just went on to get some ourselves. We did not ask more from them.
I think I am getting off track real quick. I know and see what M.A. Buendia is talking about. However, I could say this. Our society today is a tad bit entitled if you ask me. Ever saw a high school student throw a tantrum / fit in a Starbucks Coffee Shop because their internet is slow? An office employee standing in line and complaining about how slow is the counter crew taking orders.
How about this… A group of people given homes after a great tragedy and what do they do? They try and sell the houses. Whew! I guess I hit that nail right on the head eh?
I think I know what M.A. Buendia means… and I want to say to him, Yes Bro… I get you! But, if you are reading this… are you toxic? Do you ask for more than what is served on your plate? I am pretty sure that there is this one time in your life… you asked for something more but you did not need. Hmmm? Me? I do it as well… I ain’t gonna be a hypocrite and say that I am content. I always ask for that EXTRA GRAVY in that special chicken restaurant. I sometimes ask for something that is not served in an all-you-can-eat buffet. I always grab myself some EXTRA RICE whenever I’m eating at an unli-rice restaurant.
Wait… extra rice… I think a Senator who is thinking of removing UNLI RICE from all food establishments won this election!! RAAAHHH!!!! NOOO! The next we know, they’re going to be removing unlimited gravy…
Anyways! So to get everything down to detail. Remember the story I told you about the Snake and the Farmer. It does sound like what we are right now… but, aren’t all humans designed that way? We will always succumb to our true nature. Not culture.
So… I do hope I made sense in this post!
Then again… these are all just my thoughts typing themselves… no need to take them seriously.