Monday, August 08, 2005

Soe Hok Gie : A Note About College Students

Quoted from Preface of Soe Hok Gie : Catatan Seorang Demonstran

Mahasiswa merupakan golongan yang sedang mengalami pertumbuhan dan yang sedang mempersiapkan diri untuk dapat menerima tanggung jawab sebagai orang dewasa yang sepenuhnya.

College students are considered to be a generation that is growing and preparing themselves so that they could receive the responsibility as the real mature adults.

Really ? I think that's theoritically, but how about practically.

To be honest, when i was in college, what i could think is about my dreams and desire, full of idealism and stuffs like that. On the other hand, those people who passed their college moments, seems to be degrated by the touch of nature. And leave all of their idealism they've got behind ... far away behind ...

Makes me think, am i really a person who could be fully responsible in anything that is trusted to me ?

Am i really the most suitable answer that fits the needs of the place i stay ?

ime' ...
after lunch, accompanied by this book of Soe Hok Gie's diary (i think ...)


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