"Self-deception is the worst tragedy of the Filipinos as a people." Historian Teodoro A. Agoncillo
I entirely agree; however, I must say, this is also due to, if not because of the lies, deceptions, illusions, and delusions from the State and Church always in cahoots together; and, also due to, if not because of our sick system of education.
In the meantime, here's an example of self-deception as a people at its worst. After learning that more than a 100 BILLION people already lived and died on this piece of dust called "earth" since God knows when - millions of Filipinos still believe that after death, God will still be thrilled and excited to decide whether we Filipinos shall be saved for heaven or will be damned forever and ever in hell. Poch Suzara Google# Facebook# Twitter