Pandu – I consider that the recurring pandemic engulfing the world is the first crisis faced by Indonesia’s young generation. The weakening of the world’s economic engine does not exclude the younger generation from being affected. However, I believe that our true character will eventually emerge and be tested when a crisis occurs. I always think that every crisis is an immensely valuable life lesson.
Perhaps many young workers did not experience the 2008 and 1998 crises. However, I think that the present condition brings a more significant impact on them than the two crises we faced before. No one knows when this pandemic will end. Hence, we need to change our mindset and behavior. There will be those who appear as winners and who remain silent and condemn the situation. It all depends on the way we value the crisis; whether it is an obstacle or a stepping stone.
We need to appreciate and cherish life more. Let us enjoy this uncertainty by exploring the maximal potential that we have. Be like a duck swimming calmly on the surface, but always paddling very hard underneath.
“There will be those who appear as winners and who remain silent and condemn the situation.”