Some of my friends said that Indonesia has a lot of “clever” people but, unfortunately, not “smart” enough. This statement appears when we have some discussion about a lot of “never ending” problems in our country that accumulated by time and make some “normal” people get frustration.
Well, maybe this statement is so sarcastic for some of us, but my friends said this is our reality. We have no ability to manage the problems and -more than that- we have no ability to control our ego for better Indonesia. This is one of the clearest sign that we are not “smart” enough! The “smart” always thinks and solves something based on the good strategy, manage the problem in best way, and has a sustain solution, not just an instant one, they said.
Honestly, this is a hard discussion for me and so far I just keep my self as good listener. But, I think they are right with their “sarcastic” statement, eventhough I am not sure yet that they -who have this “sarcastic” statement- are realy “smart” people or just can talk about it in discussion but have no idea how to implement in the real world -unless they can proof it to Indonesia people or at least to me as their good listener-.
The tongue has no bone, talks easier than acts! (is the English translation correct?)