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A Government that Beautifies

Written by Gede Prama

All parents have become a child during their young age, but our children have never been a parent yet. In this perspective, parents should understand their children better. And when we were kids, we experienced it ourselves, children need a playground, an open space to run, need to meet their fellow friends to express some jokes and laughter.

For friends who study psychology will understand, the amount of time for children to sit in silent is becoming less and less overtime. It is some how the natural biorhythms of the children nowadays. At the same time one of the most influential journal of psychology in the world once concluded: “Social media is a toll road towards mental illness”.

In the midst of such findings, we can not imagine the brightless future of our children if they always stay at home. Their only toy is gadget and the social media. Even learning the school lessons also by social media. Before bringing the future of our children into a dangerous direction, at the same time stepping into a potential of a dangerous old age, with a clear mind and a clear heart, hopefully we can touch the heart of our friend in the government.

Protecting the people from being affected by the corona virus is of course a noble act. There is no doubt about this. But do not let this path to continue too long and then sacrifice the beautiful childhood days of many children. And if the beauty of this childhood is over, it cannot be repeated. Without the beautiful childhood memories, children are prone to bring mental illness to their future.

Moreover, if the condition worsen such as children always stay at home with their parents who lose their jobs and lose their income. And even get very tensed because of this fear and become more panic about it. We cannot imagine the sad world of the children if that happens. For that reason, let’s turn back to what history have taught us. The government was created in order to make the community more beautiful.

Author: Guruji Gede Prama
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About the author

Gede Prama

Gede Prama started his spiritual journey through a dialogue with his symbolic Guru in a village at the north of Bali. The journey is then being enriched with his experiences of studying abroad, his meetings with the world greatest spiritual Gurus: His Holiness Dalai Lama, The Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as Professor Karen Armstrong; and also being deepened by his intense meditation practices.

Despite the fact that he was once a CEO of a large corporation with thousand of employees, and was traveling abroad frequently for the purpose of teaching, yet, being deeply moved by the Bali bombing incident in 2002, he then decided to leave everything and went back to his home island.
He has never leave Bali for the past few years. In fact, he rarely leaves the silence of the forest where he lives, except for the purpose of teaching at the sacred sites within Bali.

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