i really need to write this for the sake of distraction in writting my FD :(
before you read this post, for you who part of IMD SKM from PPI A, read it with your own risk, i am personalising this to some people. if you dont like it, then just go away, this is only for personal use
last thursday, i went to what is called discussion for IMD SKM (Indonesia Masa Depan- Suara Kaum Muda) in PPI Amsterdam in response for some 'complaints' in mailing list :p
the complaints, because there is no discussion during PPI A itself (guys, please put discussion as discussion not only information), and then we all knew, that Suara Kaum Muda should means all Indonesian Youth Voice not only 'few' Indonesian Youth Voice. If you understand what i means, folk :). I didnt meant that there is no announcement in mailing list, but have you ever persuaded us to make a discussion about what should PPI A should do in response for this event? So far that i recalled is no.
okay, past is past, the discussion went well, this is quite enlighting for me, or maybe for us, undergraduate. People that joined discussion are real people who have already touched with the working's environment at Indonesia. It is nice tough.
however, this is the problem that bother me, why they underestimed us, undergraduate. They just like generilised us, undergraduate, that we WILL not interest with discussion, we are not as smart as they are, we will not able to make a thesis about that, we will not arguing as smart as they are. Like Ulma'said "sooner or later it'll get to our attention, sperti skrg"
Me too, as a prove, me in 2004 are not really interested with debat or discussion things, argued to Mas Berly to don't forget set up fun-happy activities in PPI A, while, in the end, he mixed between discussion and fun things in one activity.
You said that you don't underestimated us, undergraduate? then, why you only encouraged or asked the paper for graduated and above, not even try first for us, we only for, well, ehm, informed?
added with this, "Maafkanlah kami-kami para S2 dan S3 ini yang dilatih untuk berpikir kritis." thennnnn, we are not critized??? we are silly? we are just naive? we are just inexperience (well, in some way, inexperience is true ^^). In some way, that sentence are underestimated us, undergradueate.
I know, word undergraduate itself already means under experince, or under etc, but i think, you should not use that words, really not appropriate for the example for us. Gie said ' old generation should encourage new generation throug discussion'. Thus, encourage us, because we will the one who will replace when you retired ^^. I mean, use discussion for exchange information, ideas for us.
ok, i think in some way, i generilized graduate and post graduate here :D, however, it's not my intention. some of them are very kind to spare the time to exchange information, ideas for their junior (mas Berly, you includes on this group ^^). Remember that my bf are ex graduate student here, one thing that i love from him is he never underestimates me.
see, i told you, this post is soooooo personal for some people. anyway, this is my blog, my private place, and it's up to you to interpret this. However, i open for critics and discussion and i will not post this in mailing list because, like i said, past is past, what we should consider is how to succed this event, and then after that, make this event not only for hit in one time, but, realize that they called 'living document'.
this is the first event, so, it's logic if there some misinterpration, or misunderstanding there and here. :)
long post, eh? :D sorry for my words.