Yesterday a former student of mine said an interesting thing;
Indonesia sudah merdeka, tapi belum mandiri. 'Independence' should not (only) refer to freedom but to an independent mindset.
A sound, concise review of our current condition: unfocused and frantic.
But alas, I am still hopeful. In Komarudin Hidayat's words: '-merindukan Indonesia sejahtera dan bermartabat.'