Thursday, November 10, 2011 § 0
Bagaikan katak di bawah tempurung.
Literal translation: Like being a frog under a coconut shell.
We grew up with this proverb, which means that a person is pretty much closed from the outside world, thus narrowing his mind. The education system taught us so, that this is much undesired, for it is a huge world out there and yes, not exploring would be a hell of a waste. And they're not wrong. It is indeed, that by staying in our small backyard, there is not a speck of knowledge to be gained.
But. (There's always a "but" with me, pardon.)
The world is a different place now. We are constantly judged. The peculiar thing is, we are judged not by our own abilities, yet that of others. Unfair, I know.
So the question is: What if we don't like being outside the coconut shell? What if we've been out there, and we prefer that small backyard?
Suddenly I feel like I want to be in my own coconut shell.
I didn't get the point of hermits before, but now I do.
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