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200811 – Tuhan Takkan Salah

Aku melihat mereka. Mereka berbahagia dan bangga akan keberhasilan mereka berkeliling dunia. Aku iri. Tapi tidak juga. Mereka melakukannya karena mereka mampu. Itu bisa jadi karena buah kerja keras mereka. Itulah yang Tuhan berikan atas kerja keras mereka.

(Me: seeing videos by Rick Mereki)

Lalu kulihat sosok sederhana di sebelahku pada saat kerja praktek. Kurasa ia akan berpikiran lain. Caranya mendefinisikan kebahagiaan kurasa benar2 berbeda.

A man of least words. A man of action. A man newly converted to islam. A man that quickly takes an ablution ten minutes before adzan. A man with his own perspective based on his knowledge when presenting his design. Yeah he’s the man with the highest achievement, GPA, in his class. He’s married. Three years older than me. He once said, ‘Saya sudah masuk Islam. Saya ga mau dipinggir2 masuk surga, saya mau bener2 masuk ke surganya.’

Those were the words that made us, the ones that needed not to convert to Islam, shivered. Yes, we take our religion for granted. While he struggled for this enlightment. So, there have to be a time for ourselves to decide. Yes, I am sure that this religion is my choice.

Now, what kind of happiness would suit this man I wonder? I think, making a contribution to Indonesia? Raise a family? Create better generation? For him, traveling, going places to places isn’t something that would make him feel happy, probably being a successful dad and husband will.

Bagaimana seorang pemulung mendefinisikan kebahagiaan? Baginya kebahagiaan adalah makan sehari dua kali, atau makan enak. Bukan, kebahagiaan adalah melihat anaknya bisa makan daging ayam. Aku iri. Pada pemulung ini. Hal yang sederhana sekalipun bisa membuatnya bahagia. Bagaimana dengan bisa keliling dunia? Pasti bahagia juga.

Kau tahu Susan, berbahagialah atas apapun. Itu adalah bentuk rasa syukurmu.

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This entry was posted on September 17, 2011 by in Uncategorized.
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