I used to have a beggar mindset. I still have it occasionally.
Filipinos have “beggar mindset”. Well, most of the Pinoys have it. It is ingrained deep each of the Filipinos’ psyche. It is accepted as normal.
Years ago, I would expect a friend who had more money than me to treat me on a lunch or dinner.
Have you noticed that we Filipinos would expect a white American man to pay the bill if there’s food feast?
We have to break free from it.
In extreme cases, having that mindset is the first step of becoming a bribe taker. A government worker who takes a bribe have this beggar mindset.
I think the first thing to do of breaking free is be a giver. Start small. Give money to your church, increase it gradually. Pay the bus or jeepney fare of your friends’. Give to a charity organization.
There is a reward for being a giver. In the bible, a giver will receive 30, 60 and a hundreds times in return. Even non bible believers will get the return for their giving. It’s a life principle.