Consider this a list, not exhaustive, of character traits that Filipinos need to overcome if they want to emerge as a better society – definitely better than their current situation indicates.
Filipinos set abominably low standards for themselves Pwede na iyan. Continuous improvement is a hard chore for the Filipino because he is forced to think to make it work – something he does not like doing. This “freedom” goes hand in hand with their concept of “democracy”.
Mediocre mindset equals mediocre output equals substandard way of life. They just go through the motions; elect leaders whose platforms (or lack thereof) they didn’t exhaustively cross-examine, and they express shock that things come out the way they envisioned it to.
I cannot wait that long because I could miss out an opportunity.
I started to get frustrated because I could not find a sooner schedule; I repeatedly hit F5 to refresh the available schedule but I could only get May 26.
For readers who are not familiar or confused with this relatively new appointment system, continue reading.