Are Filipinos stubborn? Is this attitude keeping the Philippines a poor country?

Just wondering about Filipinos and whether or not they are just stubborn people. It seems as though when you tell them something that they just don't want to listen. Even if they are completely wrong about something they just get mad and refuse to listen to you. It seems as though this stubborn attitude of... show more Just wondering about Filipinos and whether or not they are just stubborn people. It seems as though when you tell them something that they just don't want to listen. Even if they are completely wrong about something they just get mad and refuse to listen to you.

It seems as though this stubborn attitude of the people has hampered the country's ability to grow. For example, Communist China didn't want anything to do with Capitalism and Western culture. However over the years China has adapted "Western Capitalism" (in some respects) and their economy is thriving, even to the point where they will be the world's next super-power. Of course they kept their traditional ways but have changed their lifestyles to move forward. In fact most Asian countries (China, S.Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan) have changed their ways and have progresses over the years.

However, Filipinos seem to be really stubborn when you tell them to change their ways for the better. When you tell Filipinos to do things differently they seem to have this attitude of why should we do things differently? Why do we have to cater to what other countries do? Why should we give up our pride because of what others tell us? Yet Filipinos have this stubborn sense of pride, yet the rest of the Asian countries have moved forward while the Philippines just seems to go in circles. A lot of the masses just seem to be stubborn and would rather be poor but still have their pride.
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