apa yang dilakukan ketika barang sudah rusak?

Ketika ada cerita tentang seseorang yang berusaha memperbaiki sesuatu, apa komentar orang-orang di sekelilingnya? Biasanya ini yang saya temukan.

  1. Itu memang sudah rusak, ngapain sih dibetulin?
  2. Oh, itu masih bisa diperbaiki? Bukannya lebih murah beli baru?
  3. Kau bisa memperbaiki itu? Bagaimana caranya?
  4. Wah, kamu hebat ya bisa memperbaiki hal seperti itu.

Respon satu memperlihatkan watak seseorang yang boros, pesimis, dan bodoh tingkat ringan. Kenapa? Karena dia tidak punya pengetahuan apa-apa sehingga langsung memberikan penilaian bahwa sesuatu yang rusak itu harus tetap dibiarkan rusak. Berbeda dengan respon dua sampai dengan empat yang menyatakan ada pemikiran serta pertimbangan mengenai untung-ruginya melakukan perbaikan.

Contoh lain, ketika ada orang yang sedang melakukan tindakan terhadap sesuatu dan tindakannya merusak dan kemudian ia dapat peringatan dari orang lain, apa responnya? Ini juga yang saya dengar.

  1. Emang kenapa? Toh benda ini juga rusak, peduli amat sih.
  2. Apa urusan lo? Barang-barang gue ini, apa urusan lo?
  3. Oh, sori-sori. Ini tadi saya ketok-ketok kali aja bisa betul lagi.
  4. Eh, merusak ya? Oke, oke, nanti saya cari cara memperbaikinya

Respon pertama dan kedua itu adalah jelas respon bodoh dan tidak berakal sama sekali. Ini respon orang-prang yang biasanya semaunya sendiri, keras kepala, tidak mau mendengarkan orang lain. Memang iya kalau barang rusak itu harus dibuat tambah rusak? Memang iya kalau lingkungan kotor harus dibuat tambah kotor? Memang iya kalau orang yang berperilaku tidak baik terus dibuat tetap tidak baik dan dibuat tambah parah?

Respon ketiga dan keempat menunjukkan ketidaktahuan seseorang tentang  cara memperbaiki barang rusak. Orang ini harus diajari dulu dan jangan diberi omelan. Kedua respon ini menunjukkan adanya minat seseorang untuk belajar lebih jauh tentang cara mempergunakan barang-barang lebih baik dan santun. Berbeda dengan respon pertama dan kedua.

Anda masuk yang mana? Golongan ignorant and lazy person atau not-knowing-all and yet ready to learn?

Advertisements

only a name, really?

One think I don’t do when I started a conversation is asking the name first. I mean, how could I do that? Well, most people sometimes ask only what they desire such as time and direction. It is only rare to find someone first asks about the name then asks about things they need to know. For example:

A: Pardon me, may I know your name?

B: Sure, name’s B. Nice to meet you. How about you?

A: Mine is A. Nice to meet you in this daily bus traffic. Would you please tell me the time for the next bus departure to London?

B: Well, there is one which will go straight to London at bla…bla…bla….

Sounds so brave yet it indeed requires some soft of bravery. People around me find it to be rude to ask someone’s name in instant without proper introduction. Most conversation I have found so far are more like this one:

A: Pardon me, would you mind to direct me from here to nearest convenient store? I’m new in town.

B: Not at all, please. You can go left at the first crossroad you will find ahead from here, then walk two blocks straight, bla…bla…bla….

A: Thank you.

B: You’re welcome.

This one is considered to be the proper asking for something in the middle of the crowd. If you ask someone for his/her name, he/she may think you are rude or simply they will say, “Who the hell are you asking my name like that?”. Today television’s shows sometimes show nothing but rude speaking.

I can’t really tell them wrong since in my place now, the more people know about you, more dangerous your situation will be. For example, when your ID card is exposed, many felons eventually make something under your ID and creating some frauds from it, or by knowing your place, they can rob you when you are not in home. There are many things for people to be reasons for their hiding identity. Trust is what people need the most yet the hardest thing you will find around. Today is not the day you can trust your neighborhood either. There are many examples for you to watch neighbors kill another neighbors.

A name isn’t only just a name. Name isn’t something people or even you can give or tell other people that easy. Knowing your name means one or two steps ahead to know more about you. Although this thing is crazy but there is some other places people share their name with people they recently have met. Coffee store, book store, game store. and even streets they share their name and phone number so they can catch up each other sooner or later, making new friends they say.

Giving a name or a damn, what will you do? Giving a simple nickname with smile or rudeness for someone whom might actually be nice?

A name, not a simple matter, eh?

go back or go back again?

Every year you’ve passed always has a meaning at least or meanings if you are that well mannered. Some people when they are about to have a birthday, they start to count what they want to dispose and what they want to keep. Keeping sometimes means that you want to see those things again, just once or more but it doesn’t matter.

Seeing thing in so many perspectives sometimes brings the goodness but if you are not capable to handle it, they will start to confuse you. Confusing by all means that you may be unable to think clearly. For instance, you see your old photo back and then you realize that you were much more handsome or slim or clever or some other positive points back in the day. You then become obsessive to get your old self back in every way possible, which means including the bad ones.

Losing mind means you only need to go ahead one more step to lose your character as you have today and you go back to the old you as you were before today. If you are bad person today and back then you were good one, that will not be a problem but if you are the good person and you lose your character, your mind, what then?

Going back may affects most of your emotions. Reunion somehow turns you into the old you, the one who are still carefree and energetic like a teenager. Being in your parents graves, if you can’t hold on together with the time, your tears will burst out and you of course will see before you the shadow your parents. Essentially, going back gives your emotion a drill.

Without going back, maybe you will never notice the changes you have made, the pacts you have been dealt and promised,  or even bonds you have been integrated with. People seem to go back, reveal themselves to their past-self, to mourn the dead dreams and orphan memories. To relive the good old days by coming their old places. People’s mind saves a lot of memories complete with every emotion necessary. There is nothing to ashamed of if you drop your tears when you see your birthplace, your parent’s graves, and sometimes when you realize how far you have gone or how much you have achieved.

Tell me, when you compared the mirror reflection of you with a picture of you right after you were born, what will be your feelings?

choose wisely even all choices are good

You can’t be serious, how should people choose wisely if all of choices are good to go?

Well, there are obvious reasons that even good choices are ones you really don’t want to choose.

What? If you are going to tell me then I am out. I guess listening to a jerk like won’t do any help at all.

Please refer to your recent activities and the choices you’ve made. You really want to help your friend so instead letting that person be what that person wanted to be, you stepped and I don’t know whether your friend is a man or woman.

And?

You see for yourself that your cover has been blown. You had your options and you chose to arise when you knew being silent was more helpful. Now tell me that all you wanted to do was just helping.

So, instead of helping, I should better not talk at all?

Reasoning is your weakness, Kid. Your impatient and rush have brought you nothing but real messes all around you. Now why don’t you sit down and think about what you have done lately, what choices were there, and what you chose back then.

Well, there was a situation where I stood against my old acquaintance.  I’m going to tell you whether it is a man or woman but you can tell it’s a well-known person with high competence in anything I am not. The choices were to be there and to talk quietly, to listen what had been happening, and to get out lightly. Second chain was to not talk and let it do the talking, to reason with all available information, to conclude what really had happened back then, and to get all of those emotions killed. Third chain was to call and prepare the talking, to engage the meeting, and to make a clearance about what had happened and what should be happening next time before time was up.

Were all options good?

Yep. All options would give the same result and clearance.

And what was your call?

For all I care now, I know what was happening that time of year. I know what should be hindered and erased. I know things for sure that I don’t have any acquaintance  for real.