Politics and The Young

July 28, 2015
ilmuitu

ilmuitu

 

There is much to be said about politics in the country, isn’t it?

I’ll admit, it can be divisive more often than not but I think anything that doesn’t go through some kind of filter in our heads can easily touch a nerve.

I think the best we can do, as young people, especially in Malaysia right here right now is to be aware of what’s going on with the situation that’s affecting the country.

Being aware of current issues (and being objective about it) is a hallmark of a wise person,  said Aristotle.

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. – Aristotle

That’s how this country can flourish – through open, intelligent discourse and rational debates.

Be critical of whatever is going on, regardless of where you might stand politically.

A generation of critical thinkers is important. We need to bring up smarter people, people we can be proud of to hold the helm of power.

Also remember, ”Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”

I think many of us are familiar with this quote – and I think it has many more dimensions to be explored.

For example, if we let other people think for us right now, our future wouldn’t really be ours, would it?

Because when you remember the past in the future, you’ll be remembering other people’s past.

So, have an opinion. Have a say.

Right now.

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“Divisive”: make people choose sides (memecahbelahkan)

“Touch a nerve”: make us mad/sensitive

“Recollecting”: Remembering