Caught in the web

This book is particularly relevant to the pandemic we are facing today, where our activities are taking place online.

How the internet and smart devices are dumbing us

  • Mindlessness
  • Shallow thinking
  • Anxiety
  • Increased insecurity
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Shortened attention span
  • Loss of productivity
  • Impatience
  • Addiction

Many psychological, behavioral, and neurological studies have revealed troubling information about how the internet is reshaping our brains, warping our minds, and diminishing our dept of thinking,

The internet and smart devices are dumbing us.

  • People who read text studded with links read less than those who read words printed on pages.
  • People who are continually distracted by emails, updates, and other messages understand less than those who are able to concentrate.
  • Multitaskes are less creatives and less productive than those who do one thing at a time.
  • Social networking sites which pump out streams of brief messages can shorten attention spans, encourage instant gratification, and make young people more self-centered.

Bagaimana memendekkan CV

Ini cara memendekkan CV yang terlalu panjang, dari 25 halaman menjadi hanya 2 halaman. It was just a joke 😅 Sindiran untuk diri sendiri yang kadang-kadang tidak sadar meniru sifat syaitan, yaitu sombong.

Tiga tokoh ilmuwan sosial nusantara

Saya diapit oleh tiga tokoh ilmuwan sosial nusantara, dari kiri ke kanan: Almarhum Prof. Mestika Zed (PhD, Vrije Universiteit – 1991, Cornell University Fulbright Scholar), Prof. Taufik Abdullah (PhD, Cornell University – 1970, penerima Fukuoka Asia Culture Prize – 1991, Ketua Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia – 2000-2002) dan Dr. Mochtar Naim (MA, McGill University – 1960; PhD, National University of Singapore – 1974, terkenal dengan karyanya yang berjudul: “Merantau: Minangkabau Voluntary Migration”). Prof. Mestika adalah murid Prof. Taufik ketika beliau belajar di Universitas Gadjah Mada. “Jarang-jarang saya bisa berfoto dengan guru saya”, kata beliau ketika itu. Prof. Taufik, Dr. Mochtar Naim dan Prof. Mestika adalah teman ayah saya. Ini foto pada 26 April 2014 dengan mereka.

Hindari orang yang iri

“Jangan pernah memposting prestasi Anda di media sosial. Posting hal-hal yang lucu-lucu saja sehingga mereka akan mengira Anda tidak punya prestasi. Orang membenci dan cemburu pada prestasi anda! Hindarilah! Iri adalah sifat manusia.”

— Dari manusia yang pernah jadi korban dari hasad dan dengki. Semoga Allah SWT melindungi kita dari manusia yang hasad dan dengki (QS 113:5).

Simply Red – You Make Me Feel Brand New

My love, I’ll never find the words my love, to tell you how I feel my love.
Mere words, could not explain.
Precious love, you held my life within your hands, created everything I am, taught me how to live again.
Only you, cared when I needed a friend, believed in me through thick and thin, this song is for you, filled with gratitude and love.
God bless you, you make me feel brand new, for God blessed me with you, you make me feel brand new, I sing this song ’cause you, make me feel brand new.
My love, when ever I was insecure, you built me up and made me sure, you gave, my pride, back to me.
Precious friend, with you I’ll always have a friend, you’re someone who I can depend, to walk a path that sometimes bends.
Without you, fife has no meaning or rhyme, like notes to a song out of time, how can I repay, you for having faith in me.
God bless you, you make me feel brand new,
For God blessed me with you, you make me feel brand new, I sing this song ’cause you, make me feel brand new.