Thursday, March 8, 2012

~what should we do?~

Kony , Joseph Kony.

in just 2 days, his name was suddenly that famous, from 3 million views initially on the first day, it bloomed up to 40 million + views on the 2nd day.

Kony 2012 , is a project done by a group of activists who call themselves "the invisible children" in an objective to make sure Kony becomes popular and known to the whole world, so that people would know him and help to make a difference.

i applaud the idea, i applaud the effort. i sir, respect and could only dream to achieve what you have achieved today.

Helping humanity cases has always been my interest. i try to help the society as much as i could, just after my GCSE (SPM) i actually started a small program ,where we high school graduates would give free extra classes for those children who do not have the money to go for the commercial extra classes organized by private institutions.

what we did was that we went to schools around the district and discussed with the management where they later on gave us a list of students who are in a tight financial situation. we gather this children during the weekends somewhere fun, somewhere exciting, and we give the maths lessons, english classes , history lessons and many more.

it was good to see these kids excel in their general exams later on.

Well yes, going back to the issue.

i realize that most of us (mainly malaysian youths) fail to see that we are actually the most important generation to ensure a better future. we are the intellectuals, we are the voices , we are the wave of change.

we have so much potential, we could create such a big impact towards everything, religion, politics, mentality and even stereotypes.

i love to highlight the events held by youths worldwide just to show how indeed the youth power does actually exist.

The "invisible children" uses this youth power to spread the message. look, how big is the impact? hasnt it touched the world? hasnt it open your eyes?

Malaysian youths should be more mature in terms of thinking. its no longer time to only talk about hot actress, good action movies or which comedian is the best. its time to see how we could change the world , the environment , the people.

some may say that Malaysia actually does have youth power and we could see them in the issues like AUKU etc etc. but im sorry to say, its not that i disrespect your efforts but our ways are just fully immature. dont bring those rebellious , barbaric attitude when you are to address or object an issue. choose a smart way. in tidak, asalkan ada masalah asik nak buat rusuhan. well thats my point of view.

in a way, i could see that we are starting to go towards a certain level of thinking , but its time to accelerate. its time to do more. its time to participate.

imagine if and only if we do have such a strong youth movement, we could just tackle many issues and resolve them in the best way possible. we could even help to spread the message of PALESTINE and SYRIA to the whole world.

no no, dont just post statuses on your facebook walls where a majority of your friends are aware of the issue. go out of the box, explain your ideas of peace to the people who dont understand. those people outside your box. reach them out.

(what i do is that i share these ideas with my international friends from my international school , just to create an awareness.)

if you were to read my post thoroughly i am actually trying to emphasize on the effects of the "youth power" , i wont be explaining or upholding the idea brought by the IC on the KONY 2012 case. no.

my motives for this post is to show the world that youth power still exists, and it is sad to see only some countries ( mainly developed countries) are the ones that are fully using this power. Countries such as Malaysia and Jordan should realize that we are left behind. You say, i want to help Syria i want to help Palestine, but in the end of the day what did we really do?

its time to express ourselves, its time for our reign of justice and rise and mould the world to a better place.

anyhow, this is the Link by the Invisible Children regarding the KONY 2012 campaign.

its a good campaign, really it is , just awesome. but perhaps in one way we should also do our research on the ugandan problem. Probably by then you can make up your mind. :)
i say go to the KONY 2012 campaign, but i also advice us (the viewers) to do some research .


ps: in a way i kind of understand how indeed it is hard for us to express ourselves. i've been quite active before i flew off to Jordan. i joined some volunteer groups in a mission to help improve the condition around. But now, little by little i feel a little part of me has gone lost. i no longer feel the passion i use to have. am i the only one?

so i guess, i could say thank you to the KONY 2012 for slapping me on the face and make me realize that i still have something to achieve. :)