Thursday, January 17, 2013

Neurotic Traffic

Muka-muka berkerut
Wajah-wajah cemberut
Raut tampang pengemudi jalan raya

Mata tajam menyala
Tatapan mencela
Sorot pandang pengendali kendaraan roda

Dua kali sehari
Lima enam kali seminggu
Dua tiga empat jam
Bertarung di medan laga

Menunggang udara
Mengadu nyawa
Mengejar selisih kala
Mengisi kenyang sehari
Esok kembali berjuang lagi

Tatkala melayang
Benang putus terentang
Berharap hanya mimpi
Ajal jemput menghampiri

Menutup mata dalam resah
Nasib anak istri kian rebah

Bandung, 17012013
Benedict Dwahupati

Friday, October 12, 2012

THINK BIG by Ben Carson,MD.

Learn to recognize and accept your God given talents (and we all have them). Develop those talents and use them in the career you choose. Remembering T for talent put you far ahead of the game if you take an advantage of what God gives you.

Learn the importance of time. When you are always on time, people can depend on you. You prove your trustworthiness. Learn not to waste your time, because time is money and time is effort. Time usage is also a talent. God gives some people the ability to manage time. The rest of us have to learn how. And we can!

Dont go around with a long face, expecting something bad to happen. Anticipate good things, watch for them.

When you do anything dishonest, you must do something else dishonest to cover up, and your life become hopelessly complex. The same with telling lies. If youre honest, you dont have to remember what you said the last time. Speaking the truth each time makes life amazingly simple.

Listen and learn from people who have already been where you want to go. Benefit from their mistakes instead of repeating them. Read good books like ghe Bible because they open up new worlds of understanding.

Be nice to people - all people. If yoire nice to people, they will be nice to you. It takes much less energy to be nice than it does to be mean. Being kind, friendly, and helpful takes less energy and relieves much of the pressure.

Knowledge is the key to independent living, the key to all your dreams, hopes, and aspiratons. If youre knowledgeable, particularly more knowledgeable than anybody else in a field, you become invaluable and write your own ticket.

I emphasize that active learning from reading is better than passive learning such as liatening to lectures or watching television. When you read, your mind must work by taking themselves into thoughts and concepts. Developing good reading habits is something lkke being champion weightlifter. The champon didnt go to gym one day and start lifting 500 pounds. He toned his muscle, beginning with lighter weights, always building up., preparing for more. Its the same thing with intellectual feats. We develop our minds by reading, by thinking, by figuring out things for ourselves.

Superficial learners cram for exams but know nothing two weeks later. In depth learners find that the acquired knowledge become a part of them. They understand more about themselves and their world. They keep building on prior understanding by pilling on new information.

Never too big for God. Never drop God out of  your life.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Yourself to Blame

If things go bad for you
And make you a bit ashamed,
Often you will find out that
You have yourself to blame ...

Swiftly we ran to mischief
And then the bad luck came.
Why do we fault others?
We have ourselves to blame ...

Whatever happens to us,
Here are the words to say
"Had it not been for so and so
Things wouldnt have gone that way."

And if you are short of friends,
Ill tell you what to do
Make an examination,
Youll find that faults in you ...

Youre the captain of your ship,
So agree with the same
If you travel downward,
You have yourself to blame.

By Mayme White Miller ; Taken from "Gifted hands: The Ben Carson Story"