Filipinos Being “Emotion Junkies” Keeps Filipino Society Backward

One of the weirdest things from Filipinos is their transfixation on emotion, as I mentioned in my article about the raucous pursuit of highs. I remember when eating at a fast-food restaurant one time, I saw students doing a school project. One girl held up a paper-plate clock she made, and said “ang lungkot tingnan […]

Who wants to be happy all the time?

The movie “Inside Out”, by Pixar, is an animated film which tells the story of a young girl growing up, and along with it, the interactions of five personified emotions within her mind. The emotions are named Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Anger, and Fear. In reality, though, the average human experiences many more emotions than those […]

You snooze you lose when it comes to controlling your inner emo

What do you do when one part of your mind tells you “this is all so wrong…” and another part of it says “…but it feels so right”?? We’ve all likely been in at least one relationship where, at an intellectual level, all the alarm bells just keep ringing throughout. Heck, I was in one […]

Emotional and pikon Pinoys highlighted on social media after Manny’s loss

If you’re a Filipino, ask yourself this: are you one of those who go around saying that you’re proud to be Pinoy because of Pacquiao? Are you still going to be proud of Manny even if he loses? Even before the results of that most recent fight against Juan Manuel Marquez got out, we already […]

Filipinos – is there a link between being emotional and being ‘free’?

Fellow GRP writer Ilda nailed it quite succinctly: Filipinos are overly emotional. Emotions are known to drive people to do irrational things, and Filipinos are no exception to this rule. Whenever people let their emotions guide their decision-making, they display a lack of ability to think things through logically. On the other hand, Filipinos pride […]

Filipinos are too emotional for their own good

Another global survey has confirmed what some of us have been suspecting all along: Filipinos are a very emotional people. American pollster company Gallup conducted a survey covering over 140 countries to compare how people feel about their lives and the Philippines came up as the most emotional of the lot. As usual, some Filipinos […]