Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Ugly Truth of Today's Youth

Inna Lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un

Just a few weeks ago Malaysian citizens were being shocked by the news regarding to the decease of Allahyarham Tuan Guru Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat. Mom was the first one to tell me on that very night, as her friends called her in tears. It was devastating for us – we adore him too much. We never have the chance to see him and now he’s gone, back to where he belongs, to the Creator. Mom recited yaasin on that night and later after Subuh prayer I decided to recite one too; for our great leader who has ended his journey and jihad in this temporary world. It is a sad sad day for almost all Malaysians except for some of my friends who I might say quiet ignorant when it comes to serious issues. It’s not that I want to reveal their weaknesses but this is the ugly truth of nowadays youth.

Most of my classmates from secondary school and Diploma are very open-minded on sharing thoughts about politics, current issues and religions. We read and do quite good research as we debated each other’s opinions. And I thought Bachelor degree should be more fun! Man, I was wrong. Almost everyone is unaware of anything. They only care about assignments, TV shows, internet, celebrities, gadgets and “please, no politics talk but we support government” kind of attitude. And they say the F words a lot. I once thought university is full of intelligent people!

Guys, we hold the handbook to guide the future generations. How come you know Maharaja Lawak’s winner but never heard of Ahmad Ammar? You talk about iPhone 6 but ignore MH17? I don’t want to live in this planet anymore. Seriously. When I told a friend about TGNA’s death, she just replied that she wanted to go out to watch movie to ease her boredom. She hates politics and I knew about it but this is not politic talks; we just lost one of a kind religious leader. Every typical Muslims would be terribly sad to know this news, even the non-Muslims.

Youths nowadays need to wake up from their awfully long sleep and open the window to understand the real world, witness every single thing that is currently happening. We are not little children anymore. The world is not as dirty as you expected; took off your glasses and clean the dirt on it. If needed, remove the lenses too and change them with a new one – which enables you to see from different angles.