Entering the Mirror

ENTERING THE MIRROR

Seperti sedang becermin, kita ingin melihat seperti apa diri kita di hadapan orang lain. Tak mudah untuk mendapatkan deskripsi yang sejelas-jelasnya dan sebenar-benarnya. Hasilnya ? Nihil ! Kita bahkan tidak akan pernah bisa melihat diri kita sendiri seutuhnya. Apalagi orang lain. Hasil becermin adalah apa yang nampak dari “luar”. Lantas, bagaimana cara kita melihat semua yang ada di “dalam” ? Masuklah ke dalam cermin, jika itu mungkin.

Phase 1 : Focus on the Pixel

Berada dalam ketidaktahuan akan diri sendiri itu lucu. Selalu ada kebingungan ketika diminta untuk menjelaskan tentang diri sendiri. Bingung, harus mulai dari mana. Terasa banyak yang ingin dikatakan. Saking banyaknya, waktu kita tak cukup bahkan hanya sekedar utntuk memikirkan apa yang ingin dikatakan, apalagi mengatakannya.

Lucu bukan. Ketika kita bisa belajar dan berhasil menjelaskan berbagai hal di sekitar kita, kita malah tak mampu mendeskripsikan diri sendiri. Tapi itulah yang terjadi. Manusia memang tak pernah bisa peka, bahkan pada dirinya sendiri. Sungguh hanya Tuhan yang Maha Mengetahui apa yang lahir dan tersembunyi.

Saya adalah salah satu orang itu. Orang yang tak mampu untuk menjelaskan tentang diri sendiri. Kalaupun mampu, saya tak bisa konsisten. Buktinya, sudah berkali-kali mendaftar beasiswa, dan Anda tau dalam pendaftaran beasiswa sering kali ada persyaratan untuk membuat essay tentang diri sendiri. Sebanyak apa beasiswa yang saya kejar, sebanyak itu pula deskripsi berbeda tentang diri saya. Ya , berbeda, meski ditulis oleh orang yang sama.

Kali ini saya ingin mencoba menjelaskan tentang diri saya dengan lebih ilmiah, melalui tes psikologi. Im an ESFJ person and this is what 16personalities.com says about ESFJ person :

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ESFJ Personality (“The Consul”)

“Encourage, lift and strengthen one another. For the positive energy spread to one will be felt by us all.” — Deborah Day

People who share the ESFJ personality type are, for lack of a better word, popular — which makes sense, given that it is also a very common personality type, making up twelve percent of the population. In high school, ESFJs are the cheerleaders and the quarterbacks, setting the tone, taking the spotlight and leading their teams forward to victory and fame. Later in life, ESFJs continue to enjoy supporting their friends and loved ones, organizing social gatherings and doing their best to make sure everyone is happy.

At their hearts, ESFJ personalities are social creatures, and thrive on staying up to date with what their friends are doing.

Discussing scientific theories or debating European politics isn’t likely to capture ESFJs’ interest for too long. ESFJs are more concerned with fashion and their appearance, their social status and the standings of other people. Practical matters and gossip are their bread and butter, but ESFJs do their best to use their powers for good.

Respecting the Wisdom of Leadership

ESFJs are altruists, and they take seriously their responsibility to help and to do the right thing. Unlike their Diplomat (NF) relatives however, people with the ESFJ personality type will base their moral compass on established traditions and laws, upholding authority and rules, rather than drawing their morality from philosophy or mysticism. It’s important for ESFJs to remember though, that people come from many backgrounds and perspectives, and what may seem right to them isn’t always an absolute truth.

ESFJs love to be of service, enjoying any role that allows them to participate in a meaningful way, so long as they know that they are valued and appreciated. This is especially apparent at home, and ESFJs make loyal and devoted partners and parents. ESFJ personalities respect hierarchy, and do their best to position themselves with some authority, at home and at work, which allows them to keep things clear, stable and organized for everyone.

Play Dates Aren’t Just for the Kids!

Supportive and outgoing, ESFJs can always be spotted at a party — they’re the ones finding time to chat and laugh with everyone! But their devotion goes further than just breezing through because they have to. ESFJs truly enjoy hearing about their friends’ relationships and activities, remembering little details and always standing ready to talk things out with warmth and sensitivity. If things aren’t going right, or there’s tension in the room, ESFJs pick up on it and to try to restore harmony and stability to the group.

Being pretty conflict-averse, ESFJs spend a lot of their energy establishing social order, and prefer plans and organized events to open-ended activities or spontaneous get-togethers. People with this personality type put a lot of effort into the activities they’ve arranged, and it’s easy for ESFJs’ feelings to be hurt if their ideas are rejected, or if people just aren’t interested. Again, it’s important for ESFJs to remember that everyone is coming from a different place, and that disinterest isn’t a comment about them or the activity they’ve organized — it’s just not their thing.

Coming to terms with their sensitivity is ESFJs’ biggest challenge — people are going to disagree and they’re going to criticize, and while it hurts, it’s just a part of life. The best thing for ESFJs to do is to do what they do best: be a role model, take care of what they have the power to take care of, and enjoy that so many people do appreciate the efforts they make.

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Kepribadian ESFJ (“Sang Duta”)

“Berilah semangat, harapan, dan penguatan satu sama lain. Sebab energi positif dari satu orang saja dapat dirasakan oleh kita semua.” — Deborah Day

Mereka yang menjadi bagian tipe kepribadian ESFJ, singkatnya, bisa dibilang orang-orang populer — masuk akal karena ia juga merupakan tipe kepribadian yang sangat umum, terdiri dari 12% populasi. Di masa SMA, ESFJ berperan sebagai cheerleader dan tim penyerang, mengendalikan keadaan, merebut sorotan publik dan mengarahkan tim mereka menuju kemenangan dan kemahsyuran. Beranjak dewasa, ESFJ tetap menjadi pendukung teman dan orang-orang yang disayanginya, mengatur acara sosial dan mengerahkan yang terbaik untuk memastikan semuanya bahagia.

Dari dasar hatinya, kepribadian ESFJ adalah makhluk sosial, dan berjuang untuk mengikuti perkembangan terbaru dari teman-temannya.

Diskusi mengenai teori ilmiah atau mendebatkan politik Eropa jarang bisa menarik perhatian ESFJ terlalu lama. ESFJ lebih peduli dengan fashion, penampilan, dan status sosial mereka serta kedudukan orang lain. Hal-hal praktis dan gosip merupakan makanan pokok mereka, tetapi ESFJ berusaha sebisa mungkin berbuat baik dengan tenaganya.

Menghormati Kebijaksanaan Kepemimpinan

ESFJ adalah altruis, dan mereka memegang serius tanggung jawab mereka untuk menolong dan berbuat benar. Namun tidak seperti rekan Diplomat (NF) mereka, mereka yang bertipe kepribadian ESFJ mendasarkan aturan moralnya menurut tradisi dan hukum yang sudah tetap, menjunjung otoritas dan aturan, dan bukan dari filsafat atau mistisme. Tapi penting bagi ESFJ untuk mengingat bahwa semua orang berasal dari latar dan perspektif yang berbeda, dan apa yang menurut mereka benar tidak selamanya adalah kebenaran absolut.

ESFJ senang melayani orang, mereka menikmati peran apa saja yang memungkinkan mereka untuk berpartisipasi secara berarti, selama mereka tahu bahwa mereka bernilai dan dihargai. Ini terlihat khususnya saat di rumah, ESFJ merupakan pasangan dan orangtua yang setia dan berbakti. Kepribadian ESFJ segan terhadap posisi yang lebih tinggi, mereka berusaha sebisa mungkin mengambil posisi di mana mereka memiliki wewenang, di rumah dan di tempat kerja, dan ini membantu mereka menjaga segalanya tetap jelas, stabil, dan teratur untuk setiap orang.

Jadwal Bermain Bukan Hanya Untuk Anak-Anak!

Suportif dan ramah, ESFJ selalu bisa ditemukan dalam sebuah pesta — mereka sedang bercengkerama dan tertawa dengan semua orang! Tapi pengabdian mereka melampaui sekedar percakapan lalu lalang. ESFJ sungguh-sungguh menikmati mendengar tentang hubungan dan aktivitas teman-temannya, mengingat detail-detail kecil dan selalu siap untuk menceritakan sesuatu dengan kehangatan dan kepekaannya. Jika keadaan tidak berjalan mulus, atau situasi jadi tidak mengenakkan, ESFJ segera mengetahui dan berusaha mengembalikan harmoni dan stabilitas dalam kelompok.

Sangat anti-konflik, ESFJ menghabiskan banyak tenaga untuk menjaga keteraturan sosial, dan lebih suka kegiatan atau acara yang berencana dan teratur daripada aktivitas yang terlalu fleksibel dan spontan. Mereka dengan tipe kepribadian ini mengerahkan banyak tenaga ke dalam kegiatan-kegiatan yang mereka rancang, dan perasaan ESFJ mudah terluka jika idenya ditolak, atau jika orang-orang sama sekali tidak tertarik. Sekali lagi, penting diingat bagi ESFJ bahwa semua orang berasal dari latar berbeda, dan ketidakterarikan ini bukanlah komentar mengenai mereka atau kegiatan yang mereka susun — mereka hanya tertarik pada hal yang berbeda.

Berdamai dengan kepekaan hatinya merupakan tantangan terbesar ESFJ — akan selalu ada orang yang tidak setuju dan mengkritik, dan walau ini menyakitkan, ia adalah bagian dari hidup. Hal terbaik yang bisa dilakukan ESFJ adalah tetap memberi yang terbaik yang mereka miliki: menjadi teladan, memanfaatkan kewewenangannya sebaik mungkin, dan menikmati penghargaan yang diberikan oleh banyak orang atas upaya-upaya mereka.

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Other “Consul People” : Bill Clinton, Taylor Swift, Steve Harvey, Jennifer Garner.

More about ESFJ

1. Strengths and Weakness

ESFJ Strengths

  • Strong Practical Skills — ESFJs are excellent managers of day-to-day tasks and routine maintenance, enjoying making sure that those who are close to them are well cared for.
  • Strong Sense of Duty — People with the ESFJ personality type have a strong sense of responsibility and strive to meet their obligations, though this may sometimes be more from a sense of social expectations than intrinsic drive.
  • Very Loyal — Valuing stability and security very highly, ESFJs are eager to preserve the status quo, which makes them extremely loyal and trustworthy partners and employees. ESFJs are true pillars of any groups they belong to — whether it is their family or a community club, people with this personality type can always be relied upon.
  • Sensitive and Warm — Helping to ensure that stability, ESFJ personalities seek harmony and care deeply about other people’s feelings, being careful not to offend or hurt anybody. ESFJs are strong team players, and win-win situations are the stuff smiles are made of.
  • Good at Connecting with Others — These qualities come together to make ESFJs social, comfortable and well-liked. ESFJ personalities have a strong need to “belong”, and have no problem with small talk or following social cues in order to help them take an active role in their communities.

ESFJ Weaknesses

  • Worried about Their Social Status — These Strengths are related to a chief Weakness: ESFJs’ preoccupation with social status and influence, which affects many decisions they make, potentially limiting their creativity and open-mindedness.
  • Inflexible — ESFJs place a lot of importance on what is socially acceptable, and can be very cautious, even critical of anything unconventional or outside the mainstream. People with this personality type may also sometimes push their own beliefs too hard in an effort to establish them as mainstream.
  • Reluctant to Innovate or Improvise — Just as they can be critical of others’ “unusual” behavior, ESFJs may also be unwilling to step out of their own comfort zones, usually for fear of being (or just appearing) different.
  • Vulnerable to Criticism — It can be especially challenging to change these tendencies because ESFJs are so conflict-averse. ESFJ personalities can become very defensive and hurt if someone, especially a person close to them, criticizes their habits, beliefs or traditions.
  • Often Too Needy — ESFJs need to hear and see a great deal of appreciation. If their efforts go unnoticed, people with the ESFJ personality type may start fishing for compliments, in an attempt to get reassurance of how much they are valued.
  • Too Selfless — The other side of this is that ESFJs sometimes try to establish their value with doting attention, something that can quickly overwhelm those who don’t need it, making it ultimately unwelcome. Furthermore, ESFJs often neglect their own needs in the process.

2. Friendships

ESFJ Friends

ESFJs are very social personality types, seeking large circles of friends and proving themselves more than willing to spend the time and energy necessary to maintain these relationships. Loyal and warm, ESFJs are known for standing by their friends no matter what, and providing a constant source of emotional support and encouragement.

ESFJ personalities are also sensitive to the traditions of friendship, seeing the support they offer as much as a responsibility as a pleasure.

Doing everything they can to make sure their friends are happy, and being so comfortable with introductions and small talk, ESFJs are naturally very popular in pretty much any environment. This is a dynamic that ESFJs genuinely enjoy, but they also expect their efforts and support to be reciprocated. There’s nothing quite as hurtful to people with the ESFJ personality type as finding out that a trusted friend is critical of their beliefs or habits, except maybe being told so in a direct confrontation.

ESFJs have a tendency to believe that their friends can do no wrong, always stepping up to defend them regardless of circumstances, and they expect the same benefit of the doubt in return. ESFJs can greatly expand their circle of friends if they learn to be more receptive to other perspectives, rather than making snap judgments and conclusions. It’s important for ESFJs, as with anyone, to avoid being insulated from other viewpoints and opinions, to relate to and understand ever more people.

We’re All in It Together

On the other hand, ESFJs are great at using their sensitivity to stay in tune with what motivates and drives their friends. While in their weaker moments, ESFJ personalities can sometimes use these observations to manipulate others, they are far more interested in maintaining strong relationships, and this is a great tool for doing so. Altruists that they are, ESFJs almost always use their powers for good, encouraging and inspiring others.

By and large, the ESFJ personality type is a pleasant and sincere one. Their energy and social intelligence win them many acquaintances and friends, and their support and dedication keep those friendships close and strong. With so much zest for life and company, dull moments are sure to be few and far between.

3. Career

ESFJ Careers

Because ESFJs’ traits are so strongly expressed, leading with practical sense and social vigor, the careers they find most satisfying usually revolve around making the best use of these qualities. ESFJs are well-organized, enjoying bringing order and structure to their workplaces, and often work best in environments with clear, predictable hierarchies and tasks. Monotony and routine work are not a challenge for the ESFJ personality type, as they are happy to do what needs to be done.

Cooperation, not Conflict

Careers as administrators are a natural fit, allowing ESFJs to organize not just an environment, but the people in it. Their practical skills combine well with their dependability, making ESFJ personalities surprisingly good accountants — though they often prefer to be personal accountants, helping people and interacting with them directly, instead of corporate accountants crunching numbers in some back room.

Purely analytical careers are often too dull for ESFJs though — they need human interaction and emotional feedback to be truly satisfied in their line of work. Good listeners and enthusiastic team members, people with the ESFJ personality type are excellent providers of medical care and social work. Teaching is another great option, as ESFJs are comfortable with authority, but are supportive and friendly enough to keep that authority from feeling overbearing.

ESFJs’ best careers all have the additional benefit of providing them with perhaps their most important requirement: to feel appreciated and know they’ve helped someone.

Being as altruistic as they are, ESFJs find it hard to be satisfied unless they know they’ve done something valuable for another person. This is often the driving force behind ESFJs’ careers and career advancement, and makes religious work and counseling particularly rewarding.

Whatever they choose to do, ESFJ personalities’ comfort with busy social situations and practical knowledge and skills come together to create people who are not just able to be productive and helpful, but people who genuinely enjoy it.

4. Workplace Habits

ESFJ in the Workplace

When it comes to the workplace, ESFJs have clear tendencies that show through regardless of their position. People with the ESFJ personality type thrive on social order and harmony, and use their warmth and social intelligence to make sure that each person knows their responsibilities and is able to get done what needs to get done. ESFJs are comfortable, even dependent on clear hierarchies and roles, and whether subordinates, colleagues or managers, ESFJ personalities expect authority to be respected and backed up by rules and standards.

ESFJ Subordinates

With clearly defined responsibilities and a sense of purpose, ESFJs are patient, efficient, hard-working people who respect the authority of their managers. While ESFJs may struggle with too much freedom and improvisation, they thrive in workplaces with structure, safety and guidelines. Routine tasks are not a problem for ESFJs, and their dedication and loyalty earn them the respect of their managers.

ESFJ Colleagues

Teamwork is a concept that ESFJs have no trouble putting into practice. Often seeking friends at work, people with this personality type are almost always willing to lend a hand when and where it’s needed. Excellent networkers, ESFJs always seem to “know just the guy” to bring a project together on time. On the other hand, ESFJs often need to work on a team — being stuck alone chipping away at paperwork for days on end just leaves them tired and unfulfilled.

ESFJs take pride in these qualities, which has the side effect of making them particularly sensitive when they come under criticism. When their suggestions and help are turned down, ESFJ personalities can take it personally. Already somewhat vulnerable to stress, rejections like these can be pretty demoralizing, and ESFJs may need their coworkers to make an effort to express their appreciation from time to time.

ESFJ Managers

ESFJs enjoy the responsibility that comes with organizing social situations, and the enjoyment they feel in managing other people translates well into management positions. As team leaders, ESFJs find ways to make everyone feel involved, uniting people and smoothing relations in order to get things done.

At the same time, ESFJs have a strong respect for traditional power structures, and if after all their efforts convincing their subordinates to work together someone ends up challenging their authority, they can stress out, lose their temper, and just generally react badly. People with the ESFJ personality type are sensitive about their status and dislike conflict, and prefer situations where everyone knows their role. So long as expectations are clearly outlined, ESFJs are effective and enjoyable managers.

5. Conclusion

ESFJ Personality — Conclusion

Few personality types are as practical and caring as ESFJs. Known for their social and administrative skills, ESFJs are good at creating and maintaining a secure, stable and friendly environment for themselves and their loved ones. ESFJs’ dedication is invaluable in many areas, including their own personal growth.

Yet ESFJs can be easily tripped up in areas where their kindness and practical approach are more of a liability than an asset. Whether it is finding (or keeping) a partner, learning to relax or improvise, reaching dazzling heights on the career ladder, or managing their workload, ESFJs need to put in a conscious effort to develop their weaker traits and additional skills.

What you have read so far is just an introduction into the complex concept that is the ESFJ personality type. You may have muttered to yourself, “wow, this is so accurate it’s a little creepy” or “finally, someone understands me!” You may have even asked “how do they know more about me than the people I’m closest to?”

This is not a trick. You felt understood because you were. We’ve studied how ESFJs think and what they need to reach their full potential. And no, we did not spy on you — many of the challenges you’ve faced and will face in the future have been overcome by other ESFJs. You simply need to learn how they succeeded.

But in order to do that, you need to have a plan, a personal roadmap. The best car in the world will not take you to the right place if you do not know where you want to go. We have told you how ESFJs tend to behave in certain circumstances and what their key strengths and weaknesses are. Now we need to go much deeper into your personality type and answer “why?”, “how?” and “what if?”

This knowledge is only the beginning of a lifelong journey. Are you ready to learn why ESFJs act in the way they do? What motivates and inspires you? What you are afraid of and what you secretly dream about? How you can unlock your true, exceptional potential?

Our premium profiles provide a roadmap towards a happier, more successful, and more versatile YOU! They are not for everyone though — you need to be willing and able to challenge yourself, to go beyond the obvious, to imagine and follow your own path instead of just going with the flow. If you want to take the reins into your own hands, we are here to help you.

Source : https://www.16personalities.com/esfj-personality

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And this is my test result :

Arti kata :

- The Consul (ing) = sang duta.

konsul/kon·sul/ n orang yang diangkat dan ditugasi sebagai wakil pemerintah suatu negara dalam mengurus kepentingan perdagangan atau perihal warganegaranya di negara lain;

— jenderal konsul utama yang ditugasi melaksanakan tugas konsul, di tempat penting, atau yang mempunyai kewenangan membawahkan beberapa konsul.

- Sentinel (ing) = penjaga, pengawal, prajurit penjaga.

penjaga/pen·ja·ga/ n 1 orang yang bertugas menjaga; 2 penunggu (hantu atau roh yang menunggu atau mendiami suatu tempat).

pengawal/pe·nga·wal/ n 1 penjaga (keselamatan dan sebagainya); 2 cak seorang laki-laki yang menjadi pacar (tunangan)

- Social Engagement (ing) = keterlibatan sosial.

See more : https://www.16personalities.com/profiles/56c05fffd1a18

Phase 2 : Screening the Colour

Nilai adalah apa yang didapat, kemudian dipegang, dan dipertanggungjawabkan. Nilailah yang memberi warna bagi kehidupan si pemegangnya.

Inilah apa yang saya dapatkan, saya coba pegang, dan berusaha saya pertanggungjawabkan : kemerdekaan, kejujuran, penyempurnaan, syukur dan sabar, kerjasama, kebermanfaatan, dan berbuat baik.

Spectrum 1, Kemerdekaan : Kemerdekaan dalam berpikir dan bertindak adalah kemutlakan yang harus dimiliki oleh setiap orang. Setiap orang yang berjalan di muka bumi ini memiliki kebebasan untuk menentukan jalannya sendiri tanpa terpengaruh oleh orang-orang lain dan itu sah-sah saja selama setiap orang itu memiliki panduan yang jelas. Panduan hidup di sini menjadi syarat kemerdekaan. Lho, kenapa merdeka bersyarat ? Merdeka tanpa petunjuk bagai berjalan di atas awan. Tanpa arah, tanpa tujuan, dan rentan terguncang. Ketika orang-orang agnostik mengatakan bahwa panduan hidup mereka adalah naluri seakan mengatakan bahwa mereka adalah orang-orang yang tidak memiliki arah. Bagaimana mungkin mereka bisa memahami naluri mereka sendiri sedang mereka tidak mampu mendeskripsikan diri mereka secara pasti. Maka bagi saya panduan kemerdekaan saya dalam hidup adalah agama.

Spectrum 2, Kejujuran : Kejujuran menjadi penguat bagi orang-orang yang merdeka sebab ketidakjujuran adalah perendahan pada harkat dan martabat diri sendiri. Di sini kejujuran pada orang lain juga berarti kejujuran pada diri sendiri. Tidak jujur pada orang lain berarti tidak jujur pada diri sendiri. Ketidakjujuran juga berarti mengacaukan sistem yang ada dan merugikan orang lain.

Spectrum 3, Penyempurnaan : Setiap insan di dunia ini selalu bergerak. Titik akhir hidup kita ditentukan oleh ke mana arah kita bergerak. Jika kamu ingin titik akhirmu berada di dasar jurang, maka jadilah orang yang merugi dari waktu ke waktu. Dan sebaliknya, ketika kamu ingin berada di atas awan di akhir kehidupanmu, maka jadilah orang yang bergerak dalam penyempurnaan-penyempuranan dari waktu ke waktu.

Spectrum 4, Syukur dan Sabar : Cara membuat hidup ini indah adalah dengan selalu bersyukur dan bersabar. Bersabar di sini kita artikan dengan lebih elegan. Sabar bukan berarti diam. Sabar bukan berarti berpangku tangan. Lebih indah dari itu. Sabar adalah penyemangat untuk menyelesaikan semuanya dengan sempurna. Sebab diam dan berpangku tangan hanya menjadi alasan bagi kita untuk terus berada dalam keterbelakangan. Syukur, bagi saya, adalah pelampiasan terindah bagi kenikmatan yang kita alami. Syukur berarti mengapresiasi diri di tempat yang setinggi-tingginya. Keindahan akan menjadi lebih berharga dengan bersyukur.

Spectrum 5, Bekerjasama : Kata seorang kawan, mahasiswa matematika terbiasa sendiri dan mengurus semuanya sendiri jika dibandingkan dengan mahasiswa jurusan lain yang tugas-tugasnya kebanyakan adalah tugas kelompok dan secara langsung melatih mereka agar terbiasa bekerjasama. Saya ingin menjadi seperti KuntoAji yang gelisah akan kesendiriannya. Kita terlalu lama sendiri, terlalu asik sendiri bahkan. Tanpa sadar bahwa kita adalah tempat segala kekurangan. Dengan segala ke-sok-sok-an kita merasa bisa tanpa perlu bersama. Mari kembali pada fitrah kita sebagai makhluk sosial. Kehidupan kita mustahil terlepas dari sumbangsih lingkungan sekitar kita. Bahkan untuk bernapas pun kita perlu oksigen dari tumbuhan. Ya, tumbuhan, yang tidak bisa berbicara. Maka apa susahnya bagi kita untuk memulai menjalin komunikasi sesama dan memulai semuanya bersama. Bekerjasama adalah kunci agar semuanya bisa berjalan sesuai harapan bersama. Dengan bekerjasama pula kita belajar untuk menerima siapa partner kita. Saat kita berada di atas, dengan bekerjasama, kita belajar untuk memberi kepercayaan agar kita mengerti bagaimanan harusnya kita bersikap ketika kita diberi kepercayaan saat kita berada di bawah. Bersama luar biasa, kata seorang penghuni CC Barat.

Spectrum 6, Kebermanfaatan : Saya teringat perkataan Pak Umar Fauzi ketika menjadi pembicara di suatu forum. Beliau menyampaikan bahwa kita tidak boleh berada dalam kesia-siaan. Mari kita melihat meja. Meja mengisi ruang dan waktu. Dengan keberadaannya, meja membantu orang untuk bisa menyimpan barang-barangnya di tempat yang lebih tinggi. Mari kita lihat gelas. Gelas mengisi ruang dan waktu. Dengan keberadaannya, gelas membantu orang untuk bisa minum dengan nyaman. Bayangkan jikalau tak ada meja dan tak ada gelas. Lalu bagaimana dengan manusia ? Manusia pun begitu, mengisi ruang dan waktu. Dengan keberadaannya, apakah kita sebagai manusia telah memberi manfaat bagi orang lain ? Jika tidak, maka bersedihlah karena kita lebih rendah kedudukannya dibanding gelas dan meja. Jika iya, maka berlomba-lombalah pada kebaikan karena sebaik-baik manusia adalah mereka yang bermanfaat bagi manusia yang lain. Objek kita dalam memberi manfaat bukan hanya pada manusia, melainkan semua pengisi alam raya. Bukan cuma satu atau dua orang, tetapi semua yang bernyawa.

Spectrum 7 : Hanya ada dua kemungkinan bagi manusia ketika berbuat sesuatu di muka bumi. Dua kemungkinan itu adalah perbuatan baik atau perbuatan buruk (jika ada yang menganggap bahwa ada perbuatan yang berada di antara dua klasifikasi tersebut, kita menyebutnya sebagai perbuatan baik). Jika kita tidak sedang berbuat baik, itu berarti bahwa kita sedang berbuat buruk, dan sebaliknya. Manusia dianugerahi pikiran dan perasaan sehingga kita memiliki dua potensi besar itu. Kemerdekaanlah yang memberikan kita jalan untuk memutuskan potensi mana yang ingin kita munculkan ke permukaan. Kemerdekaan pula-lah yang memberi pembatas jelas antara kebaikan dan keburukan itu. Bagi saya, yang menjadi kunci di sini adalah tidak berbuat buruk. Kalaupun kita sedang berusaha berbuat buruk, hal itu belum dicatat sebagai sebuah keburukan oleh malaikat yang berada di sebelah kiri kita.

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