Filipinos should adapt the correct attitude
Corruption can be minimized if we really wanted to but not totally to be eradicated.
Some people said corruption is the cause of poverty. Other said that corruption is a symptom of poverty. Some international scholars stressed that “Corruption, lack of education, and lack of opportunity cause poverty”. Corruption include graft, bribery, embezzlement, backdoor deals, nepotism and patronage.
Because Corruption had become a trend in our country Philippines – some economist experts advice that in order to Fight Poverty – the Filipinos should adapt the correct attitude. Some Executives from rich countries who communicate with their counterparts in poor countries stressed that there is no significant intellectual difference. Race or skin colors are also not important: immigrants labeled lazy in their countries of origin are the productive power in rich European countries.
What is the difference then? The difference is the attitude of the people, framed along the years by the education and the culture and flawed tradition. The behaviors of the people in rich and developed countries are greatly followed the following principles in their lives such as:
- Ethics, as a basic principle.
- Respect for the laws & rules.
- Respect for the rights of other citizens.
- Work loving.
- Strive for savings & investment.
- Will of super action.
- And of course, Discipline.
Philippines is not poor because we are lack of natural resources or because nature was cruel to us. In fact, we are supposedly rich in natural resources. We are poor because we are lack of correct attitude. We lack the will to comply with and teach these functional principles.