What is Filipino Crab Mentality
It was a year or so when I first moved here that I heard people talk about Crab Mentality. I assumed it was a food dish, but as it happens it is something that is in the Philippines genes, and it is not that pleasant.
I suppose it comes down to JEALOUSY!
Filipinos call it crab mentality. A lot of Filipino just don’t like it when someone has a better life specially if they live next to their house that they can see them often. In my day to day life in the Philippines I have encountered many Filipino who are like a black hole trying to pull everyone they can into a dark place that represent; sadness, depression and drama but even with that I am still not so use to it and I am not like a black hole. When someone starts talking and pulling everyone down by making a bad picture of anyone they hate (just because of the fact that they are so jealous of the way they live or the way they are) I talk back and my words tell them that I am not into their game – and it is like I push them out of my life.
“Crab mentality” has become a norm in our society to a point that we hardly even see it as a bad thing anymore and those who are against it are considered not sociable and unfriendly. But Philippines is a 3rd world country so more than half of its population is not well educated so as expected much of its populace is not well educated enough to live in harmony with other people in a less destructive way.