As a part of this country, I find that we are facing many difficulties this time. The reasons are simple: politic and negative mental attitude. We lost our identity. We lost the chance to develop our own country. Most people are too spoiled with the ‘history’ that the country gets freedom with absolute triumph and some of us taking it for granted. Most people still believe that this country is very rich in everything. Most people still believe that this country is the best country in the world but we are too greedy to be grateful with what we have.
While everybody is fighting each other to prove themselves, the foreigners from other country start to give us bad stereotype. Don’t you believe it?
I am trying to collect foreigner’s opinion about this country, the land and the home where I live in. And here is the 10 shocking foreigner’s opinions:
Yes. What else should we describe about it? How many corruption cases that we found on the news today? Most of the cases are done by the governments. This is not a good rank for our country but it happens instead.
Unity in Diversity is a good slogan. However, in real life, this diversity is sometimes still fragile. People are easily insulting each other due to different religion, race, skin color and social status. Even an old friendship and family relationship can be broken just by different religion and race.
3. Unhealthy Habit
In some big cities in this country, it is easy to find unhealthy habits. Everyday, we can find someone who is throwing trashes everywhere even in the road, river, and other public places.
Surprisingly, some foreigners consider us as lazy people with ‘slave’ mentality. Work ethic is not high due to corruption and people think they achieve things without working hard.
It is very sad to know this. The difference between confidence and arrogant is very thin. And the people of this country are considered as arrogant. Most of us like to condemn other country and nowadays it happens online especially when this country’s representatives join a competition or game, like we feel entitled all the time and blame others for our lost.
Well, according to the data of World Value Survey, 2013, this country is listed as the most racist countries in the world. Although government and majority people deny it under the ‘Unity’ slogan, in actual life the discrimination still happens everywhere and we can not deny it.
7. Lost Identity
This country has rich historical record and cultural assets but not well cultivated instead copying and pasting other cultures seem to be more delightful. We do not notice how precious our own cultures are until another country admit it. Some of us try to be nationalist but failed since what we were doing is just blaming other countries for stealing our culture.
I concluded the seven points above based on this site. Then, what we should do after this? Can we just deny those opinions from foreigner by proving them wrong? There is no other way than changing our own character and attitude, from fanatic to rationalist, from negative to positive and from arrogant to humble yet confident. If not, then maybe we will get more bad opinions even worse than this. Remember that criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body; it calls attention to the development of an unhealthy state of things.