Damned if I do, damned if I don't... and there's the accusations of crab mentality and tall poppy syndrome if I ever did speak out. It's untrue, of course... he's not so much a tall poppy as an infant claiming to be taller than anyone while sitting on the shoulder of a giant. Not that there is anything wrong to the claim in itself, but what if that claim is used to justify taking on a job that required being tall?
Unfortunately, I often feel that if Pride and Prejudice was written by a Pinoy and set in the Philippines, Wickham would be the protagonist and will not only get the girl in the end but also Darcy's money. It's just the sort of thing that would make a proper Tagalog movie... I can just see the satisfaction in a lot of Pinoys' faces as they watch Darcy get thrown off his high horse and Wickham "cleaning up his act" after such a colourful career.
It doesn't help that there are hundreds of Pinoys who do try to rise out of mediocrity and do things the right way... but their collective efforts give credibility to those who achieve their accolades through very little and mediocre effort.
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who [n]substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who [o]substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes And clever in their own sight! - Isaiah 5:20-21
My poor brother.