Sunday, 3 March 2013

Malaysians' misconceptions

This is something that have been bothering me for a while now and I feel it is only right if I speak my mind out on this matter. It's about the question of patriotism and being 'grateful'.

A lot of Malaysians seem to get the idea of patriotism wrongly. To them, if you go against your government, it means that you're not patriotic. Please do understand the difference between your country and your government. I serve my country, not my government. I'm tied to my country, not my government.

Another thing which really irks me is people who labelled those who disagree with the government's decision as 'ungrateful'. In my opinion, the grateful one should be the government because of the PEOPLE who elected them to govern. It is their duty to serve the people as well as they can, should they fail, there is always a thing called GENERAL ELECTIONS where we can vote a different government.

Have you ever seen people who say "if you don't like the government, go to a different country! So ungrateful". I would say that these people actually know nothing. Personally I love my country. And I visualize and picture my country in a different way from what it is today. Maybe you guys are happy with the current state of Malaysia is in. Truth is, I'm not. I want a better Malaysia.

Let's assume Malaysia is a little child who has so much potential. Everyone sees the sparkle in the child that one day, the child would grow up to be a very successful person. But it did not happen because the child took the wrong path which he/she ended up being just an average person. To me, this little child reflects the state of Malaysia today.

So the next time anyone label you as 'ungrateful' because you want a better Malaysia, ask them to read this. If it does not change their mind, they probably don't have one.

13 comments:

  1. you cant see but im clapping. and my next action is to take this and give this to all of my teachers who told me that im ungrateful and should leave this country.

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    1. Typical Malaysian3 March 2013 at 06:49

      Why thank you for the clap :) Maybe you should. I just got tired of people calling others ungrateful because they speak their mind.

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  2. as the commenter before did,i am also here clapping for you as well, better yet im giving you a standing ovation. as a malaysian who grew up overseas her entire life..who voiced out these similar thoughts n always has been called 'ungrateful' or evn very 'unmalaysian' of myself..its nice to see these thoughts being voiced out n agreed upon. kudos for u :)

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    1. Typical Malaysian3 March 2013 at 07:37

      It takes great pleasure for me to know that I'm not the only one in this. Glad I could put your thoughts into words! thank you for reading :)

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  3. this is awesome :) i really get where you're coming from. particularly the last line 'if it doesn't change their mind they probably don't have one'

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    1. Typical Malaysian3 March 2013 at 07:49

      Thank you :)!

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  4. i could even marry you for this post. this should be on buletin utama

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    1. Typical Malaysian3 March 2013 at 07:53

      It would be hard to live with an anon. Hahaha! thank you :)

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  5. Living overseas my whole life, my views on Malaysia seems to be quite different from a typical malaysian. However, your article gives me hope that I'm not the only one thinking this way. Thank youuu <3 And GOOD JOB! -joins in the standing ovation-

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    1. Apparently I have alot of overseas followers, eh? Well, join in the crowd then :) You're welcome and thank you for reading <3

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  6. wow dude this is nice n.n /clapping like a seal/

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  7. you got me at 'ungrateful'

    seriously so grateful next few years eat grass la ok

    great post btw! :)

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  8. "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." - Mark Twain

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