Friday, October 22, 2010

8 Attitudes On How You Make Friends

Friend is a treasure for your life, then:
  1. Be a good listener for your friend
    Do not you ever be patronizing. Giving advice is fine, but do not do it too soon. Do it slowly, but make sure your friend is listening.

  2. Every person has a unique and distinctive personality
    Try to understand of how the character belong to your friend. Respect his opinion. Even though you differ in opinions and beliefs, but there must be a middle way as a solution, just do not rush to decide.

  3. Hold the trust that has been given by your friend
    Never ever, you unlock the secret of your friend to others. Each keep a secret, suppose that between both of you, there is a game that can only be played by you and your friend.

  4. Give support and praise your friend, leave aside his mistakes and weaknesses

  5. Do not ever feel envious of your friend
    His happiness is the happiness of yours as well. Join in joy over the success of your friend.

  6. Close in friendship does not mean to depend on each other
    Give a proportional relief. Keep your distance reasonable. Back off a bit if you feel the friendship was too close. Instead, move close on the basis of your conscience whisper, when you feel the friendship is increasingly tenuous.

  7. Set aside time to do activities to refresh together. Develop tolerance, flexibility, assertiveness, empathy and learn to understand each other.

  8. Immediately apologize to your friend when you make mistakes to him. After that, try to fix your mistake. Similarly, give pardon and forget the mistakes if he is guilty.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Six Thoughts Of The People Economy For A Developing Country

1. The people economy is economy held by the people. Economy held by people is that the national economy that is rooted to the potential and power of community at large to run their own economy. People referred to all citizens.

2. The people economic empowerment is efforts to make the economy strong, large, modern, and highly competitive in market mechanism that is true. Because
the constraint of people economic development is a structural constraint, then the solution is that the people economic empowerment must be made through structural changes.

3. Structural change as mentioned above is a change from a traditional economy to a modern economy, the weak economy to the strong economy, from subsistence economies to market economy, from dependence to independence. Step-by-step process of structural change, including:
  • Allocating the fount of resources empowerment
  • Institutional strengthening
  • Mastery of technology, and
  • Empowerment of human resources
4. The people economic empowerment, is not sufficient when only by increase productivity, provide equal opportunities for enterprises, and only give capital injection as stimulant, but it must be secured with the cooperation and close partnership between the advanced groups with the weak and underdeveloped groups.

5. Policies in the people economic empowerment people are:
  • Giving opportunities and greater access to productive assets (especially capital)
  • Strengthening the position of transaction and partnership of the people economic enterprise, so as the subject of people economy is not just price takers
  • Education and health services
  • Strengthening of small scale industries
  • Encourage the emergence of new entrepreneurs, and
  • Spatial distribution.
6. Community empowerment activities include:
  • Increasing access to venture capital assistance
  • Increasing access to human resource development, and
  • Increasing access to facilities and infrastructure that support directly to the socio-economic aspects of local communities.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Community Self-supporting Agency And Social Capital

Community self-supporting agency (generic name) is a collective leadership of community organization of residents of a village whose members are selected based on criteria of humanity, so that the full role as leader of civil society.

Collectivity of leadership is important in order to strengthen an individual's ability to produce and make decisions which is more equitable and wise by reason of the mutual care, mutual wheels and mutual compassion between members, which in turn will ensure more democracy, accountability, and transparency. In addition, patterns of collective leadership is also a disincentive for leaders who actually want to gain absolute power in one hand which in turn will give birth to tyranny and anarchy of selfishness and injustice.

Resident community is the translation of civil society, namely the set of people who initiated and managed independently, which can meet the needs or interests together, solve problems together and / or expressed concern along with due respect the rights of others to do the same and still maintain its independence (autonomy) against state institutions, family, religion and the market.

Thus, Community self-supporting agency is an alternative for citizens, as an institution that became a driving force in poverty reduction as required by the community. Community self-supporting agency as the collective leadership of the civil society, should drive change society, community self-supporting agency should develop attitudes and behaviors of society to become a society of mutual trust between them, and can be trusted by outsiders as well because the trust is one important element in building togetherness.

Trust can grow up and wake up when based on honesty, openness, mutual understanding, mutual respect, selflessness, and so forth. Community in relation or construct social ties as above, will be strong and independent, especially in poverty reduction. Because the highest level of independence when there are interdependencies among the various parties, in which social relations between different parties based on equality (justice).

The ability of communities to work together to achieve common goals in communities called social capital. Social capital can be institutionalized (become a habit) in most small groups or large groups of people, and it's like a country.

Therefore, social capital that must be grown by the community self-supporting agency:
  • Fostering cooperation and trust among members of the community self-supporting agency
  • Develop cooperation and trust between community self-supporting agency to the community
  • Foster cooperation and trust among community groups
  • Fostering cooperation and trust between community self-supporting agency, community and outsiders.

Short Story Of Singapore For Kids

Hundreds of years ago there lived Sang Nila Utama, the King of Srivijaya. One day, accompanied by several loyal bodyguards, King went sailing. On the way hurricanes come. The guards suggested that the King out of it.
"Your Majesty, it is dangerous to continue the journey at a time like this. We better stop once to a safe place. If I not mistaken, the closest place from here is Tumasik island. Why do not we go there while waiting for this weather and condition calm," said the captain.
King agrees. Then docked their ship to the island of Tumasik.

After landing, the King left the ship and look around the island. When he walking, it suddenly flashed a beast not far from him. The King was surprised and amazed. The animal was so big, golden, and looks dashing.
"What creature is that ?"
"If I am not mistaken, the people call it a Lion, your Honor," a bodyguard said.
"What?"
"Lion."
King then asked for more information about the animal for the first time he saw. The King listened attentively to the explanation of his guard.
"Then, we give the name of this place, Singapore. Meaning is Lion City."
Since then the city was named, Singapore.

Note:
Singa means Lion.
Srivijaya (Indonesian: Sriwijaya) is big kingdom in Sumatra island far in the past.