Crab mentality, Philippines. Embrace it or eliminate it?

When I first started going to college in the Philippines, I only heard about the infamous crab mentality. Many years later, I know what it is and know it's still alive and "well". I think it actually has some positive aspects, one being we're hardly ever accused of favoritism towards our... show more When I first started going to college in the Philippines, I only heard about the infamous crab mentality.

Many years later, I know what it is and know it's still alive and "well". I think it actually has some positive aspects, one being we're hardly ever accused of favoritism towards our fellow pinoys/pinays. One negative aspect would be, well, it's a crab mentality.

If it were up to you would you eliminate it entirely or continue to live with it?
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