Delusion and Ignorance are NOT Positive Things

In her latest article, Fallen Angel shows us how our own culture works against us in various ways. Unfortunately, there are still a good number of commenters who, due to a misguided way of thinking, see things differently and are quick to assume that the article is once again attacking the integrity of the Filipino people. However, this begs a simple question: What integrity?

The thing is, what a lot of typical Pinoys don’t realize is that a lot of the perceived “positive” traits of the Filipino people are often fairly minor things embellished and glorified by the media (such as, supposedly taking care of their elders and returning money to their owners) or simply outright lies. And before you start, yes I know what some of you are going to say: “There you go again being all negative!” or, alternatively: “You guys are so negative, I bet you guys are just jealous!”


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Well guess what, lying isn’t something positive either. You have to remember that the basis of all good things in the world is truth, that and little else. In order for one to improve himself, one must first acknowledge his own faults and, from there, work to undo or better them. Yes, a white lie can be nice but you have to remember that a white lie is just that: a lie. It will never be the truth and it will never be a viable solution to any problem. Of course, you can always lie to a person but sooner or later they will find out that it’s all just a ruse.

As American President Abraham Lincoln said: “You can fool some of the people all the time and you can fool all of the people some of the time but you can never fool all of the people all of the time.”

Sooner or later, your cleverly woven lie will unravel and the people will see you for who you really are. So even if you do tell a lie for a just cause, you should know well that it will never be real no matter how much you try to convince yourself that it is. This goes to show just how dishonest some Pinoys can be with just how they seem to think that lying to themselves can be a positive thing.

Let me tell you something, telling your girlfriend that she’s as hot as Kim Kardashian even though she could pass for a kaiju will not turn her into anything like Kim Kardashian and her friends will only laugh at her. Also, telling your boyfriend that you love him even though you only said “yes” to him because you pitied him isn’t going to turn him into some kind of Prince Charming and it isn’t going to give the both of you a happy relationship. Lastly, saying that you live in a developed country isn’t going to make your Third-World Hellhole into an advanced First-World Superpower.

Listen guys, we are Get Real Philippines because we discuss issues using a realistic approach (even the fantasy  ironically enough) and not by deluding ourselves with pleasant lies. Yes the truth hurts, as I’ve said for the thousandth time, but only by acknowledging it can we make the necessary changes for improvement. And for the last time (though I doubt this will be the last time I’ll be saying this), GET REAL!

9 Replies to “Delusion and Ignorance are NOT Positive Things”

  1. One thing I’ve noticed is that a lot of people here don’t actually think they’re lying. They either believe their own bullshit stories, or don’t draw any mental distinction between truth and lies in the first place. Accusing such people of lying elicits a blank stare because ‘lying’, as most humans would recognize it, is simply an alien concept to them.

    1. You hit the nail on the head Marius. I have noticed exactly the same thing. The people doing that live in a fantasy world of there own. I believe that there are more that do this than don’t.

  2. Politicians lie, because, it is the only way they can justify their incompetence and corruption. The Propaganda Media lie, on the pride/greatness of Filipinos. Citing a few successful Filipinos, to justify their lies. However, this does not make the Philippines, a great nation; or the Filipinos , a great people.

    We can lie and delude ourselves. But, the Truth will come back to haunt us. Truth is Truth; and no matter how many lies you tell, they will never become Truth…

    And by the way, we owe it to our Readers, for their Patronage of the GRP. Whether, you are a Web Blog Article writer; or a common Blogger, like me. Rest assured, I myself, will tell the Truth. I cannot speak for the other bloggers or paid trolls.

  3. what’s the real score between Mar and Grace? long time ago Grace was a foundling they say. also long time ago Mar was caught at an airport in the south under possession of prohibited drugs they called ‘shabu’. it’s published in the newspapers i heard from someone.

  4. Sometimes, when you don’t ask questions, it’s not because you are afraid that someone will lie to your face. It’s because you’re afraid they’ll tell you the truth.

    The human brain is a complex organ with the wonderful power of enabling man to find reasons for continuing to believe whatever it is that he wants to believe.

    It’s funny, in a human kind of way, how we can convinces ourselves that we’re in control at the very moment we are beginning to lose it.

    Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.

    The sin which is unpardonable is knowingly and wilfully to reject truth, to fear knowledge lest that knowledge pander not to thy prejudices.

  5. Had a conversation with a Filipino once about how they seem to think its Ok to make as much noise as they want no matter what time of day or night it was. I said we have a law in the uk thats called ” anti social behaviour act” The response was ” WHY ” Well its simple we in the UK live in a civilised society where we care about people around us and believe that we all have the right to privacy, civil order, and peace and quiet. We dont expect others to put up with our loud music, barking dogs, loud shouting, noisy cars/motorbikes. In a sentence it called “respect for others” sadly they dont understand the concept of that here.

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