They contribute to changing or adding up to our identities and the identities of those others we are related to. It might be safe to say most of the details have been lost. More faster than ever, the fusion churns everything together, like a blender on steroids.
My mother hails from Aklan and my father is from Bulacan. Since we are social beings, our knowledge, beliefs and behavior are acquired from the social group we live in. Until someone does so and many believe, no one can define what is a Filipino.
We are almost at the moment to define who we really are. Not only are we part of our society, but we are also living beings that exist by themselves, through introspection. According to Locke, we are conscious of ourselves as being ourselves and we distinguish ourselves from all other thinking things.
Our memory, according to Ayer, needs to be supported by external evidence. We are the brown, Asian people who were educated by Americans and Christened by Spain.
Rice is still staple but 9 out of 10 birthday parties or celebration, spaghetti is on the menu. Somewhere along the jagged lines and distorted circles, the dots can be connected. It was a radical change. However, with globalization, mass media and the internet, we are driven closer to other cultures over impossible distances.
The Angono Petroglyphs tell us people have been living in our country for at least 5, years. Too bad because we are great assimilators, and on hyper mode, we could be throwing away a lot more than what is necessary.
The child wants to be the first in class in order to appreciation from his parents, relatives and community. In other words, we need to rely on other people in our community to make sure that what we remember is true.
No one can really say. So who is the Filipino? We are the sons and daughters of our culture, but our dynamic and interactive nature take us constantly to new horizons, yet still, within our community. Amid the corruption, the politics, the telenovelas, the overpriced coffee, the daily traffic and long lines of commute; amid the people who brave living in the country whether they have a choice or not; in the smiles of every men and women making the most out of life in the Philippines It is the pride in our race, our culture, our customs, our traditions, and our daily way of life.
We cannot put the infinite in the finite. Our concept of identity gets muddled, confused, and exchanged over some stereotypes starting from childhood even up to adulthood. What is the identity of the Filipino?
Thus, culture has a major role in shaping our identity; however, does that bring us to the conclusion that all individuals living in the same culture end up having the same identities?
I believe in the Filipino Spirit, the pride of being Pinoy, the fierceness of our race and the beauty of our women. Yet, a question remains in my head. Photo from Rappler Today it is a state of mind and a choice, for each and everyone who proudly says I am Filipino.
Pre-colonial details of way of life has been documented because of historians and scholars brought by Spain, only to destroy it by changing our way of life.
It was a slow and gradual process, making our ancestors abandon their lifestyle. Though we resemble closely our Asian cousins, we behave and think differently. The sexy red dress would mean nothing by itself if there was no one to admire it. Asian and European cultures clash, and our ancestors were called upon to leave their "barbaric ways.
New culture followed after the Philippines was sold for 20 million dollars, yet the remnants of Spanish rule still exists to a huge extent plus other cultures that merged with ours. Being Filipino is a state of mind nowadays because no one is really sure. Who we are is a lifelong project, for we create a new self with every decision we make.
When the dust settles, we will know by then our distinction. Our choice of clothing, career, mates and others are largely influenced by the society we live in.Nov 24, · However, Mulder’s essay may resonate with a lot of middle-class, educated Filipinos who still grapple with the question of a “Filipino identity” – that in the process of problematizing, or rather coming to terms with one’s identity, only ends up in concluding that a Filipino identity is a “bastardized” identity and that we do not have an.
The context of identity is fraught with complexities and as a result, there are many factors that influence our overall persona. Throughout our lifespan, there are many experiences that may compel us to alter our sense of self. Many writers have proclaimed that Pasyon was used by the Spanish as one of the factors to slowly conquer the Philippines, in which it created a big impact in.
I eat adobo, bagoong, nilaga, sinigang, bulalo, and all Filipino food you can think of except Durian (to the guys who like Durian, I did try but this is the part where I believe in "acquired tastes").
I believe in the Filipino Spirit, the pride of being Pinoy, the fierceness of our race and the beauty of our women. Yet, a question remains in my head. Feb 28, · Author: Nadine El Dib () To see whether a person’s identity is shaped by his/her culture, we need to understand what culture consists of and what the characteristics of a personal identity are.
Culture, as defined by the Webster’s dictionary (), is the integrated pattern of. Individual Identity is the distinct features and characteristics of a person that distinguish them from others within a group or singly. Personality is often mistaken with identity, but personality depicts a person’s character and traits such as being shy, kind, introvert.Download