The writer’s description of the Filipinos of having the characteristics of the bamboo can be seen in different ways. Yes, Filipinos are resilient enough to smile through events that would break the hearts of many western citizens if it were to happen to them. We can see this during typhoons and floods. Now that is the positive view.
A negative take on this would be many of our people’s willingness to be under a foreign power. Such a mindset would be seen as weak by others which I happen to personally agree with. It is common to hear Filipinos say comments such as “We should have been an American state, I think that would have been better for us”, a thought and a comment that is absolutely embarrassing in my opinion and shows the true reason why we have been conquered many times. Maybe the bamboo plant isn’t such a good comparison when it comes to this subject.
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because as we get older our muscles strength will begin to lose and we will have a memory gap
because it described the life of one old man/woman in the personas of the last age of man