Jumat, 11 November 2011

Article#23 - 11, Sebelas Di Mana-Mana

Tulisan ini saya buat sebagai hasil dari merebaknya virus 11-11-11 yang menunjukkan tanggal saat hari ini dibuat. Banyak orang bilang tanggal-tanggal langka semaam ini adalah tanggal keberuntungan atau apalah, saya tidak ingat. Yang pasti, sudah cukup banyak kejadian yang terjadi pada tanggal ini, dan tidak semuanya menyenangkan, tentunya. Berikut fakta mengenai tanggal 11 November:
  • Sejak 11 November, terdapat 50 hari menuju tahun berikutnya.
  • Pada 11 November 1675, Gottfired Leibnitz menggunakan integral untuk menentukan luas area dibawah grafik y = ƒ(x).
  • 11 November adalah hari kemerdekaan Angola (1975) dan Polandia (1918, setelah dianeksasi Jerman pada masa Perang Dunia I)
  • SEA Games 2011 Jakarta-Palembang resmi dibuka pada 11 November 2011.
  • Beberapa selebriti Barat terkenal seperti Demi Moore dan Leonado DiCaprio juga berulang tahun pada tanggal ini.
  • 11 November juga menjadi hari kelahiran bagi Asafa Powell (1982, pemegang rekor dunia lari 100 meter) dan Phillipp Lahm (1983, pesepakbola Jerman)
  • Mantan presiden Palestina, Yasser Arafat, wafat pada 11 November 2004.
  • Pada 11 November 2000, sebuah kereta berisi 167 pemain ski terbakar di Kaprun, Austria, dan menewaskan 155 orang.
Yang membuat saya terheran-heran adalah banyaknya orang yang menjadikan tanggal ini sebagai sebuah tanggal yang istimewa atau bahkan tanggal keberuntungan. Padahal sistem tanggal dibuat oleh manusia sendiri, maka amatlah mengherankan jika seorang mengharap keberuntungan hasil 'rancangan' orang lain. Bagaimana menurut kalian? (:g)
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    Senin, 07 November 2011

    Article#22 - Quotes of School And Educations

    Winston Churchill (British Prime Minister during the World War II era)
    "My education was interrupted only by my schooling."
    "Schools have not necessarily much to do with education... they are mainly institutions of control, where basic habits must be inculcated in the young. Education is quite different and has little place in school."
    Galileo Galilei (Italian physicist and astronomer)
    "You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself." 
    George Santayana (Spanish-American philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist)
    "A child educated only at school is an uneducated child."
    Thomas Joseph Connelly (American clergyman)
    "He who asks a question may be a fool for five minutes, but he who never asks a question remains a fool forever."
    Albert Einstein (German-born theoretical physicist)
    "A person who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
    "Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school."
    Frank Zappa (American composer, singer-songwriter, electric guitarist, record producer and film director)
    "Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mundane educational system. Forget about the Senior Prom, go to the library and educate yourself if you've got any guts."
    Gaius Petronius Arbiter (Roman courtier)
    "I believe that school makes complete fools of our young men, because they see and hear nothing of ordinary life there."
    Thomas Alva Edison (American inventor and businessman)
    "I remember that I was never able to get along at school."
    Agatha Christie (British novelwriter)
    "I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays and have things arranged for them that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas."
    Stephen Wright (American novelwriter)
    "In school, they said Practice Makes Perfect, and then they said Nobody's Perfect, so I stopped practicing."
    Margaret Mead (American cultural anthropologist)
    "My grandmother wanted me to have an education, so she kept me out of school."
    George Bernard Shaw (Irish playwright)
    "My schooling not only failed to teach me what it professed to be teaching, but prevented me from being educated to an extent which infuriates me when I think of all I might have learned at home by myself."
    William Glasser (American psychiatrist)
    "There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison."
    This one was said to be quoted from John Winston Lennon (English musician and singer-songwriter)
    "When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
    Writer's conclusion: This isn't intended to make all ya guys insulted the school system, what I wanna tell you is that most of schools failed to deliver knowledges that their students needed the most: the study of life, and also how to overcome it. Schools, instead of being the place to get educations and knowledges, sometimes are known by their failure to deliver both of them, by strangling ther students with doctrines, rules and ignorances. What's your opinion? Decide yourself.
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    Jumat, 04 November 2011

    Article#21 - Quote for Today

    "There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed."

    ~quoted from Mahatma Gandhi by the writer, Friday, 4th November, 2011. 11.24 (UTC+7)


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