Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Many-Sided Personality of Rizal

THE MANY- SIDED PERSONALITY

Filipinos and foreigners alike have paid tribute that his place of honor in history is secure. His Austrian bosom friend, Prof. Ferdinand Blumentritt, Rector of the Imperial Atheneum of Leitmeritz, said that “Rizal was the greatest product of the Philippines and his coming to the world was like the appearance of a rare comet, whose brilliance appears only every other century.”Another German friend, Dr. Adolf B. Meyer, Director of the Dresden Museum who admired his all-around knowledge and ability, remarked “Rizal’s many-sidedness was stupendous.”

His precocity since early boyhood turned into versatility in later years. Being curious and inquisitive, he developed a rare facility of mastering varied subjects and occupations.

ACTOR:                                
He acted a character in Luna’s paintings and acted in school dramas.
AGRICULTURIST:             
 He had farms in Dapitan (1892-1896) where he planted different fruit-beating trees.       
ANIMAL LOVER:              
He loved animals, as a small boy.
ANTHROPOLOGIST:    
He made researches on the physical and social make up of man.
ARCHAEOLOGIST:           
He studied monuments and antique currency everywhere he went.
ASCETIC:                           
He always practiced self-discipline wherever he went.
BOOK LOVER:                   
He had a big library and bought many books abroad.
BOTANIST:                        
He maintained a garden in Dapitan where he planted and experimented on plants of allkinds.
BUSINESSMAN:                
He had a partner in Dapitan in the abaca business there.
CARTOGRAPHER:             
He drew maps of Dapitan, the Philippines and other places he visited.
CHESS PLAYER:                
He played chess and bear several Germans and European friends and acquaintances.
COMMENTATOR:              
He always expressed and published his personal opinion.
CONCHOLOGIST:               
He had a good shell collection in Dapitan.
EDUCATOR:                        
He taught in his special school in Dapitan.
ETHNOLOGIST:                  
In his travels, he compared different races and he noted the differences.
FATHER of COMMUNITY SCHOOL:      
He proposed to open a college
in Hongkong and his special school inDapitan.
FENCER:                              
He fenced with Europeans and Juan Luna and other friends in Europe.
FREEMASON ABROAD: 
He was a member of La Solidaridad Lodge in Spain.
HORTICULTURE AND FARMER:
He cultivated and experimented plants in Dapitan.
HISTORIAN:                      
His annotation of Antonio de Morga’sSucesos de las Islas Filipinas entitled him as one.
HUMORIST:                       
As found in numerous humorous incidents in the Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo.
ICHTHYOLOGIST:             
He collected 38 new varieties of fish in Dapitan.
JAPANOPHILE:                   
His admiration of Japanese traits and his knowledge of her language proved he was one.
JOURNALIST:                    
He authored and published many articles in Spanish and English in London.
LABORATORY WORKER: 
He was employed in the clinic of Dr. Weckert and Dr. Becker in Paris.
LINGUIST:                          
He spoke over 20 languages.
LOVER OF TRUTH:           
He chided Spanish Spanish writers for not writing the truth about the Filipinos.
MUSICIAN:                         
He played the flute and composed pieces of music and cultivated music appreciation.
MYTHOLOGIST:                
He used mythology in his Noli and Fili.
NATIONALIST:                   
He gave full expression of the native spirit strengthened by world civilization and loved and defended everything Filipino.
OPTHALMOLOGIST:        
He graduated in an ophthalmologic college in Spain.
ORIENTALIST:                   
He admired the special characteristic and beauties of Oriental countries peoples.
PHARMACOLOGIST:       
He treasured and popularized the usefulness and preparation of cures for treatment of his patients.
PHILOLOGIST:                   
He loved learning and literature is unequalled.
PHILOSOPHER:                   
He regulated his life and enjoyed calmness of the lie at all time.
PHYSICAL CULTURIST:
He maintained a good health by exercising all parts of his body and eating proper foods.
PHYSICIANS:                     
He treated several patients afflicted not only with eye sickness.
POET:                                   
He wrote over 35 poems.
POLITICIAN:                      
He exposed the evils of the political activities of the Spaniards in the Philippines through his writing. 
POLYGLOT:                        
He wrote and spoke in 20 languages.
PROOFREADER:               
He worked part-time in Germany.
PROPAGANDIST:              
He encouraged the recommendation of improving government entities and discouraged abuses by publishing articles.
REFORMER:                       
He published his modern methods of government administration, so changes could be made.
RESEARCHER:                   
Being a wide reader, he compared the old and new practices in life.
REVOLUTIONIST:             
He encouraged reforms, discouraged old, impractical usage and desired new and useful law to benefit his countrymen. He desired changes for the better.
RHETORICIAN: 
He always practiced the art of persuasive and impressive speaking and writing.
RURAL RECONSTRUCTION WORKER: 
He practiced rural reconstruction work in Dapitan in 1894 and succeeded.
SANITARY ENGINEER:
He constructed water system in Dapitan.
SCIENTIST:                        
His practice of many sciences here and abroad made him a noted scientist.
SCULPTOR:                        
He's skillful sculptor.
SHARP SHOOTER:           
He could hit a target of 20 m away.
SINOLOGIST:                     
His ancestry and ability to speak made him one.
SOCIOLOGIST:                   
He encouraged and introduced solutions based on his study on Philippines social problems.
SODALIST:                         
He always joined fraternities, associations and brotherhood for self-improvement.
SURVEYOR:                       
He engaged from a surveying class at Ateneo.
TOURIST:                           
He was considered due to his extensive travels.
TRAVELER:                        
He traveled around the world three times.
YOUTH LEADER:              
He considered the youth as “The Hope of His Fatherland”.
ZOOLOGIST:                       
He was fond of pets. He researched later on their physiology, classification and habits.










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