“You (we) are the future leaders! You are the one who are response-able to steer our nation beyond now!” they said.
But still, we are students you know. To steer the nation? Hey, don’t ever expect THAT much from us. That is a pretty huge gigantic burden you are about to put on our shoulders. Those are the elder citizen kind of things, not us.
Just please, don’t abuse us with this nonsense.
So, what do you think? Is it rationally true? Are being young and immature are the good excuses to neglect our response-ability towards our nation? Is being a mere medical student is the most epic reason we have to hid ourselves from the havoc-ity happening around us?
Well, it might be easy for me say NO ‘cause I’m on a “holiday” right now. I kinda forget about all the hectic-ness of medical student’s life, you know, about all the pact schedules, the tons of book to read, the ILOs, about balancing studies and social life and so on and so on.
I just don’t remember.
The sole main singular point I wanna make here is (like it or not) we ARE responsible to make our nation a better nation.
And what is the best way to do “this” other than making ourselves better first.
There is a lot of stuff we can do to be a better version of us.
And one of them is by being one with the crowd; try to join the various kind of events organized OR try to be the one who organized.
Having so much free time on my hand really bore me to death. So, I decided to join in any committee who needs people to run the events. I dare to swear, that is one of the wisest decision I ever made.
By being in the team who organize, we can learn so many new things; we can learn on how to interact with different types of people, we can learn on how to handle situations and we can learn on how to organize ourselves. Hence, being a better version of us.
These are things we called “experience”. The skills we couldn’t learn entirely from books. Have you ever play games before? Without EXP, we can never level up.
But, hell yeah! Despite all the things written above, we are still a student. Never neglect our responsibility as a student. Never be too “terikut-ikut” with the current issues. Be open-minded. Be principled. Love your parents. Be polite to one another. Just grab the chances in front of your very own eyes.
FOR OUR RELIGION, FOR OUR NATION, FOR THE FUTURE.