Review: 7 Reasons Why Filipinos Will Change the World

“Living in the Philippines makes me a better person…” (Grogan 2017). A book made by a foreigner to remind us how lucky and blessed we are to be born as a Filipino.
Title: 7 Reasons Why Filipinos Will Change the World
Format: Paperback
Author: Mike Grogan
Pages: 36

This book reminds us of 7 things or characteristics that we- Filipinos have that can help shape our very own country towards its improvement. It stated 7 extraordinary mindset/attitudes that we sometimes forget that we have hence the slowdown of our country’s growth. It teaches us how we should never forget these characteristics and how we should value them because we are people who can change not only our country but the world as well!

While I was reading this book, I can’t help but be surprised as well as be proud with the characteristics and attitudes that God has given us. I actually thought that we have no hope of improving because of the kind of negative mentalities the Filipinos have (Crab mentality and colonial mentality). However, this book reminded me that we Filipinos have a lot of characteristics that will overpower these negatives if we want to.

He reminded us how in our own little ways, we become heroes of the country. Would you believe that in our day to day travels, we are doing bayanihan already? That’s according to Mike Grogan. He views our “Bayad Po” system as an act of heroism. Amazing right? I too was amazed that it took me this book to realize that this trademark characteristic of us Filipinos is still alive!

OFWs will really relate to this book. Mr. Grogan actually gives all his praises to our very own modern heroes, the Overseas Filipino Workers. He even mentions that we provide the best services in and out of the country. He praises our ability to adapt to our environment and doing quality work whenever and wherever needed.

Why should you read this book?
I am not forcing you to buy this book but I recommend that you read it. Why? Because through this book, you will see how others view and regard our good qualities as people. You will see how we should not envy “foreigners” with what they have. We have our own traits that we should be proud of- traits that these foreigners (who Filipinos usually envy) wish to have as well.

Physicality of the book. The book is like a pamphlet for me. It is paperback and thin and small! This probably became its weakness. The fonts looked too crowded and it was a bit of an eyesore to read. Actually my first impression on the book after opening it was that it is a bit difficult to read. (Or maybe it’s just me because I am used to reading Justified format books?). There were quotations and pictures that were for me- placed in a distracting position.

I actually love the book. I love how it reminded me that it is really more not only to be in the Philippines but to be a Filipino as well. I love how he summarised in a very coherent and concise manner the traits of the Filipinos he admired. I myself forgot that we have some of these traits to be honest. The only problem I encountered is its physicality but content wise?- it is perfect! The 30 minutes time stated on the book cover is true! I finished reading mine in less than 30 minutes I think? This book is very simplified that even grade schoolers will understand and enjoy reading. 

This book is truly inspiring. Fellow Filipinos, I really recommend you reading this book because through this, you will be reminded how we can be an agent of change.

If you notice, I didn’t make use of the word “realize” instead I made use of the word “reminded”. Why? Because I know that we Filipinos know our traits already right? We know what we have! I hope that it doesn’t take a foreigner to make us realize what we are capable of doing! Ever since young our teachers and parents teach us that we have these kinds of traits. Even if they won’t teach it to us, we show it unconsciously. They should only remind us and not make us realize.

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This book was sponsored but all opinions are mine.


  1. Sounds like an interesting book to read for Filipinos. I'm not from there but maybe it could be interesting to learn a bit more about you guys via this book. :)

  2. Loved reading this! Super inspirational :-)

  3. Sounds like a good book to read, and a quick read too which is great for those of us who don't have enough minutes in the day. Sound like you really enjoyed this book and like you can really relate to it. I love books like that, makes me inspired to read more.

  4. Sounds like a super inspirational read! Glad you enjoyed it. xoxo

  5. Sounds like such a good book and a good read! What a great way to be inspirational and to be inspirational to Filipinos. Thanks for sharing!

  6. This sounds like an amazing book! Thanks for sharing!

  7. I lived reading this! Its always so inspirational to hear about such good and hard working people! I can't wait to read this

  8. Everyone of us can change the world I guess, it really depend on the person. I am not Filipino, but I used to live in Davao and other countries with some Filipinos. I have my own opinion about you guys :). That books sounds encouraging..!