Sunday, 15 November 2009

run to the edge of the earth



All children are artists, and it is an indictment of our culture that so many of them lose their creativity, their unfettered imaginations, as they grow older.

Madeleine L'Engle



hey,
i came to Kite Museum 2 days ago.
it's a great place, very cozy.

i met bunch of kids from Japan International School. they intended to have some workshops in Kite Museum.
my first impression of those kids is they're very independent!
97 kids visited Kite Museum with only 2 teachers.
they brought their own lunch, they prepared their own carpet, they ate together, picked up their trashes, everything was arranged, and they were stick to their time.
and one thing that amazed me, they arranged their shoes in line. one line. in one ordered line!

wow.

it surprised me, because before i met those Japanese kids, i also met bunch of kindergarten kids from Indonesia.
and if i need to compare them, GOD! as an Indonesian, i feel ashamed!
though, it's international school, but Indonesian, is still Indonesian.
those cute-and-smart kids seemed very spoiled, they didn't want to try, too pride, and they couldn't able to stand on their feet.
and their parents, didn't give any chance to let their kids learn to be independent. they seemed too worried, lacked faith.
one thing that amused me, it was a workshop for the kids, opportunities for the kids to express their art, but it seemed the teachers were more excited than them.
and their shoes! ha! don't ask!
just imagine : you go to the 70% off SHOES SALES.
CHAOS

ha!
there's no one to blame. it's our spoiled culture. everything that had been taught, just a piece of unmemorable shit!
sorry to say, but it's the truth!
even the most expensive school could not change this phenomenon.
it has already lived in our blood.
we've never allowed to have our own journey, we had many "NOs"and "DON'Ts"
too much dictation, everything based on textbook, but never consider the reality
everything seems ideal, but it doesn't!!!
that what made us non-independent kind of person.

how to change this phenomenon?
how to be independent?
how??


me :
i will let them run.


hugs,


4 comments:

FINA said...

With freedom comes responsibility ;)

Virna said...

now we know the reality. we know what to do. starting from now, let's begin from us..

Virna said...

now we know the reality. we know what to do. let's make it happen. starting from us and starting from now..

laura said...

yeah!
let's make a change!

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