May 9, 2017

Berkata Baik atau Diam


Last night I was try asking myself about three random question that lately often popped up in my head : Who is an "educated" people ? Does high education make them have a good manners ? Does being high educated absolutely makes your life happy ?

Semalam gue coba bertanya ke diri sendiri tentang tiga hal random yang akhir-akhir ini sering muncul di kepala gue : Siapa sih orang "berpendidikan" itu ? Apakah pendidikan tinggi lantas buat mereka jadi punya akhlak yang baik ?  Apakah pendidikan tinggi bakal jamin hidup lo bahagia ?



Bob Sadino (Photo by Kompas/Subur Tjahjono)


I think there's no link between education level with our manners and happiness. Having good manners and having a higher education are differents things. Level of education maybe helps you get a better job. You will be paid a higher salary for your work and high skills, and more likely to get sizeable trust from most people. But how can they still respect you if you don't respect them ???

Gue rasa nggak ada hubungannya antara level pendidikan dengan akhlak dan kebahagiaan. Perilaku baik dan pendidikan tinggi itu dua hal yang berbeda. Level pendidikan mungkin akan membantu lo mendapatkan pekerjaan terbaik. Lo akan dibayar dengan gaji tinggi untuk pekerjaan dan keterampilan hebat yang lo punya, dan dapat kepercayaan yang besar dari banyak orang. Tapi gimana mereka akan tetap menghormati lo kalau lo nggak bisa menghargai mereka ???



Susi Pudjiastuti (Photo by Google)


Dahlan Iskan (Photo by JPNN)




We don't need a Master Degree or even a High School Diploma to not throwing garbage anywhere, to not verbally offending others, to speak your mind without being hurtful, to be responsible for your thing has to do, to not finding faults, and to appreciating those around you. Believe that, whatever you do, good or bad, will come back to you someday. So just try something good. 

Nggak membuang sampah sembarang, secara lisan nggak nyinggung perasaan orang lain, mengutarakan pikiran tanpa melukai, bertanggung jawab atas apa yang lo lakukan, nggak berusaha cari-cari kesalahan, dan menghargai sekitar, kita nggak butuh ijasah SMA apalagi gelar Master untuk semua itu. Percayalah, hal baik atau hal buruk apapun yang lo lakukan pasti akan kembali lagi ke elo suatu hari nanti. Jadi berusaha aja untuk terus berbuat baik. 



Apparently... there are many people seems like educated people but they were unable to keep their words always good. Look up most of corruptors in Indonesia, they have an outstanding education  ! There are also most famous people born in this country doesn't have special degrees but they have good manners and her/his life story inspires a lot of people, have a look at those photos ! You know why ??? It's because IMAN,  confidence to be better.

Nyatanya... banyak orang yang nampak berpendidikan ternyata nggak mampu menjaga perkataannya selalu baik. Coba lihat hampir semua koruptor di Indonesia, mereka punya pendidikan tinggi ! Padahal banyak orang hebat lahir di negeri kita yang nggak punya gelar khusus justru perilakunya baik dan kisah hidupnya menginspirasi banyak orang, coba lihat foto di atas ! Tau mengapa ??? Karena IMAN, keyakinan untuk jadi lebih baik. 


It's little bit upsetting when I saw someone who claimed to be a good Muslim but when she speaks often hurts. YES ! I truly understand that different people are in different IMAN. Our IMAN also was not stable as we want to be. Sometimes fluctuates according to our heart condition. We as Muslim shouldn't harm other people, especially other Muslim. We should be careful to protect our mouth. With IMAN, we know that Allah SWT listen our words and watch our thoughts, so we will always keep both of them.

Agak sedikit mengecewakan ketika gue melihat orang mengaku Muslim yang baik tapi ucapannya sering kali melukai. YAA ! Gue paham banget, beda orang berbeda pula level keimanannya. IMAN kita juga nggak selalu stabil seperti yang kita mau. Terkadang labil bergantung keadaan hati kita. Kita sebagai Muslim seharusnya jangan sampai merugikan orang lain apalagi sesama Muslim. Kita harus berhati-hati untuk jaga lisan kita. Dengan IMAN, kita tau kalau Allah SWT mendengar perkataan dan memantau pikiran kita, sehingga kita akan selalu menjaga keduanya.  


I agree everyone should have a good manners, including me. I don't claim myself to be already had a good manners here. But I'll keep trying my best. I would prefer to keep quiet than talk something stupid. Let's helping each other for our IMAN stay constantly to be a better human being. Because whatever we do are reflected in IMAN...

Gue sepakat, semua orang harus punya akhlak yang baik, termasuk gue. Gue disini nggak mengklaim diri punya akhlak yang baik yaaa. Tapi gue tetap akan berusaha semampu gue. Gue akan lebih memilih diam daripada berbicara hal bodoh. Yuk saling bantu untuk menjaga IMAN kita agar jadi manusia yang lebih baik. Karena apapun yang kita lakukan itu semua cermin keimanan...




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