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  1. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (June 2021) in ~talk

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    I've been thinking a lot about selfishness recently. Today at lunch, I ordered food for our household that included a box of chicken while catching up on work. I then arrived late to the meal and...

    I've been thinking a lot about selfishness recently.

    Today at lunch, I ordered food for our household that included a box of chicken while catching up on work. I then arrived late to the meal and when I got to the table, there was no chicken left for me. It was a little thing but something about it was the straw that broke the camel's back. I broke down and grossly overreacted in a bit of a rage. Anyway after having fought with everyone over why I was making a big deal out of something that should to them and perhaps to the less-tired me have been "an easy sacrifice", I was left defeated and shamefaced as we screamed at each other, ending in someone saying "Eat something else! Don't be so selfish!"

    It hurt, first of all. The knowledge that people consider me selfish, after I wrongly assumed myself rather at least a break-even in earth's little dance among the stars. Then I thought, looking back at my life as all the things I've done whizzed by at record speed: "My god, AM I selfish?”

    Of course I would be selfish from the point of view of my housemates who wanted the last piece of chicken. My taking it from them would essentially rob them of food that was theirs. But from my point of view it was them who was selfish, for not realizing that I wanted that chicken as much as they did.

    Setting aside the world's pettiest argument, which was easily fixed by my digesting something, it made me realize it wasn't the chicken I was mad about at all.

    These last two years, the ever-constant burnout in healthcare services erupted into a Dantes's inferno of stress. Healthcare workers like myself were forced into a situation where we were both forcibly thrown into the spotlight with the "heroic" responsibility of saving everyone and attacked for being the bad guys out to milk every citizen dry. To the credit of those I have worked with and I suspect the vast majority of my profession in a third-world country, we've done our best. But now on the way to the (hopefully!) aftermath, I feel like the damage has begun to make itself more known. Many of us in training jobs have quit or have to repeat the year. Many have gone into "safer" moonlight, locum, or telemedicine jobs. Many have had to distance from their families. And of course, there are those of us for whom COVID will never be a problem again, may they rest in peace.

    I went into medicine with the same mix of selfishness and selflessness that the average med student does. Of course I wanted to help people if I could(tm), but I was equally as motivated by the sudden death of close family members to cancer and the realization that it could happen to me and people I love. In a way it was selfless to sacrifice all that time to the pursuit of caring for others, but I don't know if I could have made it through without colleagues saying "Don't worry! Once you're settled, you'll be financially secure".

    Now, after all those years of mixed messages, debt, work, and hierarchy, I was preparing myself for pursuing a possible subspecialty in oncology when the global health climate of COVID derailed pretty much any plans I've had for myself. There's a joke that every resident training in Internal Medicine this year is specializing in Infectious Disease and Pulmonology because those are the only patients to be seen.

    With all that has happened, medicine doesn't make me happy like it used to. Upon vocalizing my burnout, my desire to step back in little pockets of non-medical hobbies and my wish to have a salary that can someday get me my own house and afford a dog maybe, society at large is calling it selfishness. Patients are crying out that we honor our oath. Poor Hippocrates meant well but the responsibility of 7.9 billion human lives seems insurmountable even putting together every healthcare professional on Earth. I come home, and I'm selfish for wanting my share of chicken.

    And on some level, I am. Selfish yes, but also tired. I'm healthy and so far safe and fine and entitled and sad and just tired. I spent a good hour after the chicken episode frustrated, trying to figure out if I was selfish - and if I was, how badly and how fixable?

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  2. Comment on Neil Gaiman defends Sandman show casting nonbinary, black actors in ~tv

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    That's a lovely read, thanks! Interestingly, I'm not white and while reading Anansi Boys I always imagined Anansi as the spitting image of my grandfather who I loved dearly and was incredibly...

    That's a lovely read, thanks! Interestingly, I'm not white and while reading Anansi Boys I always imagined Anansi as the spitting image of my grandfather who I loved dearly and was incredibly mixed race (not at all what Anansi was supposed to looked like). It never occurred to me that they were black - but then again, it never occurred to me that they were white. Like NaraVara, I just sort of filled them up in my mind with what was familiar to me and adjusted as the story went on (Such as the little bit when the characters were older), which says a lot about the power of good storytelling - and the effect filling things in can have.

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  3. Comment on Neil Gaiman defends Sandman show casting nonbinary, black actors in ~tv

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    I loved reading Anansi Boys as a child and only realizing after the fact that not once in the entire story was race mentioned or pandered to - and it was a great story regardless. It was about...

    I loved reading Anansi Boys as a child and only realizing after the fact that not once in the entire story was race mentioned or pandered to - and it was a great story regardless. It was about people being people.

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  4. Comment on What's a question you want to ask, but you're worried about how it might come across? in ~talk

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    Every relationship is different so I can only offer what I've found out anecdotally and in a general sense. It helped a couple of my friends, maybe it'll help you? *Recognize that: Those questions...

    Every relationship is different so I can only offer what I've found out anecdotally and in a general sense. It helped a couple of my friends, maybe it'll help you?

    *Recognize that:

    1. Those questions and the process will repeat itself every so often when one or both of you have a change in priorities
    2. There is always the risk of being wrong for all parties involved
    3. I am working with the assumption that your relationship isn't crossing any moral boundaries (abuse, involvement of minors, etc)*

    Get to know yourself as an individual and what you want to do with your life. It's a bit backwards but - assuming this person was not a factor in your life- what do you like, what do you not like, and where do you see yourself in X years? It doesn't have to be anything career-related. If in X years you only get as far as "I hope I'm alive and healthy" or "i just want to make it to tomorrow" then that's fine.

    What's next is to find ways to clearly let your partner know that that is your plan AND find ways to know what their plan is. Every couple is different at how they prefer to communicate, just make sure both of you know this latest information about each other and how specific each of you are with your futures. Then, after you have both your info and your significant other's info, take a moment in private and think if you can live the rest of your life with this person knowing that's what they ultimately want to do with their life.

    I cannot stress enough that if you don't know this information about your partner, don't intend/ have any interest in doing so in the future, or aren't keen on renewing and updating the info every so often then there is no long term and it might be time to move on. The same goes for them.

    As an example, I have been with my current significant other just over a decade. We almost called it quits twice (amicably) but both times got to hash things out afterwards because we were both open to figuring out what each other wanted. We go over stuff like that every time we have a big fight (afterwards not during), sometimes over food and drinks when emotions are too high. Sometimes when all one person wants is "to be alive in 10 years maybe" and what the other wants is "to be fulfilled in my field/to have kids" then you have to decide whether to live with those problems (laid back partner, a family in the future) or not.

    One red flag for me is if one or both of you are too tired or can't be bothered to go through that process even after multiple attempts over a period of time (weeks and months, not hours) because that means maybe there's something underlying between you two that REALLY isn't working out. And that's okay. It's better to recognize that now so you can break up and save both of you the stress of staying together.

    Another red flag is you or your partner saying "Oh i know that about them already, we don't need to go through all that". No, you don't know them that well. You're not them. After a year they may not even be the same person anymore - especially if it's early days and you guys are still getting to know each other - so it's important to always be prepared to pay attention (sometimes indirectly) about big and little things.

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  5. Comment on What does analog have that digital doesn't? in ~talk

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    That's food for thought. For sure nostalgia is a big factor as well. The network advice i'll definitely take note. Thanks! The slow but steady tide of digitizing appliances seems to have caught me...

    That's food for thought. For sure nostalgia is a big factor as well. The network advice i'll definitely take note. Thanks!

    The slow but steady tide of digitizing appliances seems to have caught me in the middle. I guess I know less about the process and that's what makes me wary to deal with it. I would say I do my research but that marketing oftentimes has a better understanding of the digital side than I do. Then some comments here bring up a good point in that its likey the corporate/legal end with a problem, vs the digital arm per se. My country has consumer protection laws but only just.

    Now I just kind of wish I could take your father or you with me the next time I shop for appliances :))

    P.S. Unrelatedly, the nostalgia/ biased recall angle reminded me of a nice old memory: We used to have appliances that we called "may amo" (in english, "knows only one master") such as the washing machine that would only work when my mom kicked it in a certain spot.

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  6. Comment on What does analog have that digital doesn't? in ~talk

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    Good advice! That's the kind of place I'd eventually like my home to become in the future. Not there yet but its good to know that a best-of-both-worlds scenario is possible.

    Good advice! That's the kind of place I'd eventually like my home to become in the future. Not there yet but its good to know that a best-of-both-worlds scenario is possible.

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  7. Comment on What does analog have that digital doesn't? in ~talk

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    Planned obsolescence is a thing for both analog and digital times but what I miss most about analog is how it was easier for the average non-tech-enthusiast to get things to work. I say this from...

    Planned obsolescence is a thing for both analog and digital times but what I miss most about analog is how it was easier for the average non-tech-enthusiast to get things to work.

    I say this from a place of frustration because in recent years i have had to replace more "analog" appliances like televisions, printers, washing machines, and refrigerators that lasted my family for decades with their "digital" counterparts - and within maybe 2-4 years the computer inside the appliance gets wet, gets bugged, gets updated, gets whispered to by the holy spirit - whatever it is - and suddenly companies are telling us "you need to get a whole new machine".

    Once they say that, there's no way to DIY yourself out even if the main functioning parts in the appliance such as the motor etc etc is working fine. It's probably bigger than just a digital vs analog issue but I can't help but miss the days when i could open something up and see how it worked - and how to fix it. Maybe it's just a sign of the times.

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  8. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    I've been watching Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans. Enjoyed the first season enough to start the second. I haven't finished it yet so can't really speak for the series as a whole, but the...

    I've been watching Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans. Enjoyed the first season enough to start the second. I haven't finished it yet so can't really speak for the series as a whole, but the second season is raising a lot of interesting questions so far.

    My friend pushed me to watch it although I don't really appreciate mecha as a genre. I asked for political twisty action with minimal required brain power and this delivered on so many levels. I found myself invested in what happened to the characters which hasn't really happened with me for recent anime series.

    If I had to give a one-sentence summary of what it is about maybe "Trials and tribulations of a start-up transport company set against a space war with giant robots."

  9. Comment on I wasted $40k on a fantastic startup idea (in medicine) in ~health

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    Aaah, okay, yes most of it is done online now and it goes about as well as the average online classroom lecture does. Software-wise, there is a bunch of software already available that...

    Aaah, okay, yes most of it is done online now and it goes about as well as the average online classroom lecture does. Software-wise, there is a bunch of software already available that consolidates such information and aids practice like the one in this article and better - most health care workers have their corresponding one on their phones. However, to use them we often need an institutional subscription or expensive paid account to access it (That's a whole other issue altogether) and sometimes license verification.

    Before COVID as doctors we'd usually do maybe....hmm ~33% in-person formal events like conferences/workshops/training, ~33% in-person hospital/institution-based case reports, audits, rounds (things like going over the interesting patients from the past month and reviewing new standards for their diseases), ~33% self-study with journals, textbooks, research publications. Video conferencing/online conferencing was rare except in specialist needs.

    Last 2020 i'd say that shifted quite drastically as doctors of all specialties were reassigned to the needs of the COVID wards and care. Continuing education in the formal sense took a back seat to shifting and adjusting staff so we wouldn't cross contaminate each other with COVID. Now I'd say all annual/biannual conferences either went to online video or got postponed. Most of them also changed their contents to focus on the COVID-19 relevant information. Self-study took a huge chunk of 2020 learning as we all rushed to meet whatever information on COVID we could get. Most governments and international institutions mandated that COVID information be free so that's a huge plus but the sheer majority of it is "in progress" or a "developing study" so it takes us longer to sift through the information based on whatever our current practice guidelines are.

    How do people in health care learn about new developments with COVID-19?

    Officially, via announcement/text/memo/email through the Department of Health which mandates nationwide information, then adjusted per institution based on cases we see in our specific hospitals. Most doctors are members of associations so depending on your specialty or training post, you'd follow bulletins from your association. We don't just read the journals - for our guidance and protection, we also follow steps or algorithms of care that are recommended by institutions who did the bulk of the data-crunching for us - common examples include NICE guidelines for the UK. Where we do not have local standards, we follow standards of WHO or countries with similar population makeup to our own.

    Information during covid is pretty much a flood and it's hard to separate the trust-able from the dubious especially since everything is so new. I would not say last year and this current one is representative of how information is usually distributed to doctors. Whether it will be representative going forward, I don't know.

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  10. Comment on I wasted $40k on a fantastic startup idea (in medicine) in ~health

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    I think so too haha. They meant well but in their excitement forgot due diligence I suppose? If someone involved in the medical or healthcare field had brainstormed with them from the ground up,...

    It seems like they may have gotten over-enthusiastic about how much benefit there is from presenting the same research in a somewhat nicer way, but maybe it was better than the other apps, who knows.

    I think so too haha. They meant well but in their excitement forgot due diligence I suppose? If someone involved in the medical or healthcare field had brainstormed with them from the ground up, not at the end point when they only needed medical endorsement, they might have saved themselves a lot of time.

    I can't speak for this doctor or any doctor in the United States (whose healthcare system this startup idea seems geared towards) but just as what Gaywallet very neatly explained above, as a doctor I wouldn't use this software either regardless of price. I'm not even sure who they want the end user to be. Patients? Doctors? Providers? Pharmacists?

    The idea alone of what treatment is "better" changes from city to city, and day to day. Doctors treat patients not symptoms. Patients on the other hand, are good at knowing what's wrong, but bad at knowing specifically how to fix it. Hundreds of studies and software could tell both patient and doctor that ibuprofen was more effective then paracetamol/acetaminophen but I would never use it as first-choice pain killer on a pregnant female nor would I prescribe naproxen as first-line pain relief for headache. If anything this app may be useful to drug companies but they would have their own ways of getting info and comparing treatments with their competitors.

    I’m wondering about how doctors view expenses towards continuing education, which would seem to be about improving patient care in some way?

    I'm not sure I understood the question? We have to keep continually updated as best we can or risk providing sub-standard care. Most governments require proof of continuing education as a minimum baseline for medical license renewal. This is usually done through training and apprenticeship under a seasoned mentor or specialist group, through the clinic/hospital/ institution/government you work at, through personal dime and time, or if with no other option, through third-party organizations and events.

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  11. Comment on Did any Tilders vote for Trump? And if so, why? in ~talk

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    Me as well. It's easy for me to say typing between shifts while sipping my drink before bed. I typed it but I'm 100% certain I've made snap judgements in fear and worry for the future. I'm sure I...

    Me as well. It's easy for me to say typing between shifts while sipping my drink before bed. I typed it but I'm 100% certain I've made snap judgements in fear and worry for the future. I'm sure I make them everyday haha.

    I think it just shows that something in the system has to change if we can no longer properly represent our values with what is available now. In the last election of my country I often wished there was an ideal "third option" but we are rarely ever so lucky. Computers have proven that a binary value can mean a billion different things, and I guess i felt its still worth saying because myself and a lot of people I know and love can be judged and labelled quite quickly and absolutely (and I'm not just talking of politics) but if it makes even one person (including myself) think twice on it one time, it seems worth it to say.

    Here's a toast to you and I hoping we both live long enough to live the ideal at least some time in our lives.

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  12. Comment on Did any Tilders vote for Trump? And if so, why? in ~talk

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    Thanks for this. You're comment and this thread put into words some thoughts I've been wrestling with because I agree that from some other discussions on the internet, the initial knee-jerk of the...

    Thanks for this. You're comment and this thread put into words some thoughts I've been wrestling with because I agree that from some other discussions on the internet, the initial knee-jerk of the vocal community would be to do exactly that. There is a bombardment of news on the Presidential election in the United States even from people far removed from that geolocation.

    I am not a Trump supporter (or even an American). I agree with an above comment that even if I were, I would not say so freely online as it can (maybe rightfully) trigger a lot of the unavoidable emotions that political topics are interwoven with. What I know of the current state of US politics and Trump is from the media. From what I see, I find him distasteful and still do not know how he got to where he is now.

    That said, I think even more important than the topic of Trump is the topic of information. Assuming all the information about Trump I have is true (and it may well not be), I can confirm his values only because of how the media shows me Trump acts. I can say the same of his supporters. "He supports Trump" is enough for a bad first impression - "oof this could be bad news" - but for us to label them a bigot and a racist with the only information we have from them firsthand being "I support Trump" is a disservice to the complexity of the human entity.

    I am wary of painting people with the same brush on singular information because their beliefs and ideologies can be as far removed from my own as Pluto from the Sun. The fact remains that actions speak louder than words. Judging people on outward action is unavoidable but we do not end on judgement. We end with the knowledge that as humans, our judgement can always be proven wrong. And the only action anyone who potentially answers here has done so far is state their vote. While for some people this may be enough to go on I think it's important to first think of what information someone answering this thread has given us:

    1. They took the time to vote
    2. They took the time to (supposedly civilly) tell us all what their vote was
    3. They are opening themselves up for us to potentially ask them questions why they did so in the aim of making conversation or something else, i'm not sure

    Politicians talk, and governments rise and fall, and all we can do in the end is judge the person in front of us yes, but listen to them as well. They are not Trump. They are just someone on the internet who would like to say something. Now where the conversation goes after that is anyone’s guess and they may well reinforce whatever beliefs we may have of a Trump supporter but all labels are dangerous if any single one is used to generalize a human whole.

    I guess I'm hoping that from what I've seen shared on tildes there are people all over the world with the capacity to handle delicate topics delicately - much more so than I can. So if this thread was made with good intentions, I hope it can be a good jumping off point for conversations that maybe should be had and information I would not otherwise know or understand.

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  13. Comment on What misconceptions would you like to clear up about your country/the country you live in? in ~talk

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    Thanks for such an extensive list! These all sound pretty great. Castles just don't seem real to me, as someone who's never seen a real one. I know they're all over the place and they're...

    Thanks for such an extensive list! These all sound pretty great. Castles just don't seem real to me, as someone who's never seen a real one. I know they're all over the place and they're historical and everything but they seem so mythical and out of a story.

    Also adds "Eat Federweißer and Zwiebelkuchen" to bucket list.

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  14. Comment on What misconceptions would you like to clear up about your country/the country you live in? in ~talk

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    This is interesting to me. My sister did a foreign exchange program in Regensburg and it was one of the first things she learned. I'll have to do more reading up on Germany and Bavaria. Before...

    This is interesting to me. My sister did a foreign exchange program in Regensburg and it was one of the first things she learned. I'll have to do more reading up on Germany and Bavaria. Before then I wrongly assumed it was one and the same. What are some cultural things that you would consider more fully German?

    Aside from the sausages and the beer, the first thing that comes to my mind is the speed-limitless autoban. Maybe the Lamy Fountain Pens?

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  15. Comment on What misconceptions would you like to clear up about your country/the country you live in? in ~talk

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    I hate to break it to you but we do not all look that good. If only! I will say though culturally we had a matriarchial society pre-colonialism, and though less apparent now, women have held...

    I hate to break it to you but we do not all look that good. If only!

    I will say though culturally we had a matriarchial society pre-colonialism, and though less apparent now, women have held positions of power (2 female past presidents). So there is a confidence and comfort there and confidence can be beautiful 😂 (- Miss Universe 2015)

    More seriously, our genes are also a mix between east and west so maybe if it doesn't conform with the beauty standard of the west, there's still a 50% chance it'll conform with the east and somewhere the mix worked?

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  16. Comment on Ya’ll playing that Hades? It went 1.0 recently and it’s, um, real good in ~games

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    Yes~ bought it in early access then again on steam. It's great! I'd say it's not a full rogue-like and not a full rpg story type but somewhere in between. So for people expecting a full rogue-like...

    Yes~ bought it in early access then again on steam. It's great! I'd say it's not a full rogue-like and not a full rpg story type but somewhere in between. So for people expecting a full rogue-like or something fully like Bastion it might fall short but for a lot of people it also hit the sweet spot.

    The love, time, and detail the team put really shows. Plus they went in pretty accurate with the spirit of Greek mythology. I've been playing a while and I still like going back and playing a run or two from time to time. Hope more games with this type of quality show up, there's definitely a space for them.

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  17. Comment on What misconceptions would you like to clear up about your country/the country you live in? in ~talk

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    I did try to find the Ali Wong joke you mentioned but aside from some stabs at her Japanese-Filipino husband, I couldn't find the one you meant. It is not a misconception that we're firmly in 3rd...

    I did try to find the Ali Wong joke you mentioned but aside from some stabs at her Japanese-Filipino husband, I couldn't find the one you meant. It is not a misconception that we're firmly in 3rd World/Developing Country mode right now so perhaps there was some truth to the joke - but there was probably a grain of salt as well.

    I wasn't familiar with Ali Wong until you dropped this comment, so thanks for that as well hehe

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  18. Comment on What misconceptions would you like to clear up about your country/the country you live in? in ~talk

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    Oh for the most part this is actually pretty accurate! If you feel like learning more I can expound on them below. 1/2/3 - It's debatable but the Philippines has no main land mass. It's a bunch of...
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    Oh for the most part this is actually pretty accurate! If you feel like learning more I can expound on them below.

    • 1/2/3 - It's debatable but the Philippines has no main land mass. It's a bunch of islands put together. So although we are an island country like Indonesia or Japan, they would be a chocolate bar and we would be more like a bag of assorted minis. All the same brand but in different flavors. And there's no way to "roadtrip" from one end of the country to the other - unless you have a ship. So most of the cultural stuff got self-contained to their areas. A Filipino from Luzon (Northern region) may not even speak the same language at home as someone from Visayas (Central region) or Mindanao (Southern region), but everyone is taught Filipino English and de facto Tagalog.

    • 4 - Yes, I think in general our people and government tend towards the conservative morally. Due to the aforementioned self-containment of the islands, our news is widely subjective. Often the international media get correctly the pulse of the capital but not so much the rest of the country. Due to this, information campaigns are skewed. Duterte is famously the first president from the South, with the cultural background of the South. Historically we've only had 16 presidents each with different styles (mostly from the North), so when loyalties come into play, it becomes a very hot topic indeed. I'm trying to be as kind as I can, being someone who does not support Duterte haha.

    • 5/6 - The Philippines was grouped together by outside powers. Before then, we were a collection of different island kingdoms that traded with each other. Then in the 1540s Spain decided to simplify their maps and said "All that will just be the Philippines". Also they colonized it. Then Japan did, for like a year. Then USA did for a while. The next time we would be independent was 1946. That's 404 years as a colony. In comparison, we've only been free 74 years. So the hierarchies colonialism left behind stuck and stuck hard. One of which is that the rich and in power white foreigners (and their mixed blood offspring) were considered, well, rich and powerful. So yeah. Although I'm hopeful that with each passing year it gets less prevalent, there is a subconscious connotation that white = beautiful. Imagine my surprise seeing Europeans on our beaches wanting a tan! :) This colonialism also means we're such a young country, not even a teenager yet. So some Filipinos do like the allure of going to somewhere more developed and comparatively more stable. I can neither commend nor judge them, as growing pains of a country can take generations - and everyone only has one lifetime to live, and they want to live it fast.

    • 7 - Yes, haha media such as television and the internet are huge in our country since with a lack of decent inter-region transportation (barring ships and planes) and such a mishmash of cultures (our majority religions are Christianity and Islam, which is quite the combo), media is one of the few things relatable from the tip of the north to the depths of the south.

    Regarding the shows, this may be a misconception. I don't think those shows in particular are very loved here, but I live in the Philippines. It occurs to me that Filipinos living abroad who meet other Filipinos likely bond over the one thing they're sure to have in common - which is variety shows.

    As for your edit, we are a country that isn't really too well known. You can see from this thread that there aren't many misconceptions since there aren't any conceptions at all. And culturally we're so varied that the only thing we can really agree on is that yes, we are all Filipinos. So what I've noticed is Filipinos tend to fixate on countries abroad as a metric for success. And it's a shame, since there is a lot of talent to work with, even if by virtue of population alone.

    In the tildes textbox it didn't seem like a lot, but when I previewed - I wrote too much! It's practically an article! I hope it was even half as interesting for you as it was for me to read your comment and find out how we're seen from the other side. Thanks for letting me share so much about my country.

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  19. Comment on What misconceptions would you like to clear up about your country/the country you live in? in ~talk

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    Philippines (along with one other tildes user according to the 2020 census. Hello kababayan) I'm not entirely sure what modern misconceptions there are about my country but I'd be happy to answer...

    Philippines
    (along with one other tildes user according to the 2020 census. Hello kababayan)

    I'm not entirely sure what modern misconceptions there are about my country but I'd be happy to answer any questions to the best of my ability if anyone is curious about something.

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