Monday, November 3, 2008

kanya-kanya syndrome

Filipinos have a selfish, self serving attitudes that generates a feeling of envy and competitiveness toward others, particularly one's peers who seem to have gained some status or prestige. Towards them, the Filipino demonstrates the so-called crab mentality using the leveling instrument of tsismis, intriga, and unconstructive criticism to bring others down. There seems to be a basic assumption that another's gain is one's loss.

The kanya-kanya syndrome is also evident in the personal ambition and drive for power and status that is completely insensitive to the common good. Personal and in-group interests reign supreme. This characteristic is also evident in the lack of sense of service among people in the government bureaucracy.

the public is made to feel that service from these offices and from these civil servants is an extra perk that has to be paid.

The kanya-kanya syndrome results in the dampening of cooperative and the community spirit and in the trampling upon of the rights of others.


Ashen said...

i hate that syndrome of our country's fellowmen. XD

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

kapoy gyd uy........

kung sigi ato idag-ing atong life sa uban,,,,,,,,then do it more n more,

wa katapusan........

hay budlay.........maayo kontento what we have and thanks God for everything.