Poverty, crab mentality and colonial mentality.
All in the mind, it's a mind battle.
What is really happening in the brain when one feels in poverty?
Crab mentality can be connected to greed.
Colonial mentality in the other hand is wants to have something that you see is different in what you have.
What behavior can we connect poverty?
One noticeable behavior of a Filipino is self inferiority.
What do I mean about this, well plain and simple. Filipino don't trust it self.
I remember of one case, a group of Filipino Doctor's analysis of a sickness is "confirm" by a group of American Doctors. The Filipino Doctors humbly accepted "negative comments" and the end result of it is calling American Doctor for a "re-examination" of the sickness. The American Doctors results just confirm what the Filipino Doctors have said.
If a foreign an outsider gives a negative comments to a Filipino is just understandable. But the comments came from its own country men, if a Filipino doesn't trust a Filipino then who will?
It's a matter of credibility.
Filipinos tend to trust more in other country judgment than its own.
Does this mean that a Filipino also has a natural inferiority?
So my conclusion on poverty is that poverty is the result of inferiority.
To battle poverty, is to battle inferiority.
Inferiority will result to poverty. Crab mentality is greed. Colonial mentality is the want to become different.
Think about this:
America, Japan, China and other country have there own culture.
Philippines have adapted each and every culture that conquers it.
Plus it also adapted culture of other country and some part of the world.
The Philippines can be said to have a multi-culture.
On the lighter side:
You will hear the environmentalist say "think green".
Does mean they are green minded?