My Philippine Identity Essay

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My Philippine Identity

Identity is the essence of a person which makes him stand out as an individual. There are various factors which help form and evolve a person's persona, and that is what I write about in the follwing essay.

We did not think it mattered! Who needed the "right" car, family lineage, the "right" education, domestic helpers--basically the "right" everything? We perceived all of the above as parts of the pretension of the Philippine society, yet it was so easy for us to ignore and dissociate ourselves from it because we were the products of this "right" term. We could deny the class system and insult it because we were luckily born into the advantageous class, and we had these "right elements" accessible to us. If
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We looked down on some of the other teenagers who went to the same discos, bars, and parties, who were caught up on the topic of family and wealth. You could tell who these people were because the girls would blab about the new jewelry that her boyfriend or family gave her, or they would comment about a guy's car or money before his personality and charms. Some of the teenage boys, on the other hand, to impress especially the girls, would brag about their parents' wealth and they would make it sound like they were the ones who earned it. There was one instance when this guy tried to impress me by saying that he bought his car (Mercedes Benz) with his own money and he also said that he supported his parents financially. This was a lie because the boy was only sixteen then, and all he did was go out and party. This occurrence is an unending cycle because the men know that most of the teenage girls look for superficial attributes primarily before personality.

Although my friends and I were disgusted with the pretension and the basic way things were run, to a certain degree we condoned it. We enjoyed the lifestyle and even with all our complaints, we would not have wanted to be in another class. We took advantage of the comforts, the availability of corruption, and we liked the automatic respect and acceptance given to us. The thing is that we had no actual choice but to be part of

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