Ketok Bodho Yo Ben


Aku kelingan terus ngendikane Ibuku mbiyen babagan sinau. Pas aku raiso nglakoni sesuatu, Ibuku mundhut priksa, "Nek raiso ki njuk piye?", bar kuwi Ibu maringi priksa, "Yo sinau. Diunekke bodho yo ben". Tak pikir-pikir yo bener pancenan; wong ki nek raiso yo kudu sinau, kudu wani isin babagan iki. Nek jarene wong bule yo "Swallow your pride!" Nah, akhir-akhir iki jan aku babak bundhas sinau beberapa hal sing kudune aku wes iso ket biyen. 



With the rise of the social medias in our lives, comparing ourselves to other people is I guess a natural thing. I even often compared myself to models like Gigi Hadid and Behati Prinsloo and then became so desperate that maybe only in my wildest dreams that I can have the abs and the body height that they do. At nights I can be very depressed that I wasn't as bright as MIT graduates. The more sickening thing was comparing myself with apparently-blessed-with-everything people who are at once smart, beautiful, rich, can sing, kind, etc. It's bizarre because now we can compare ourselves to anyone, far beyond our friendship or neighborhood circles as people did in the past. It's also a paradox because it's now easy for us to compare, but altogether is very hard for our mental.

Selfies Still Sell


At the end of 2018, I got an eye-opening finding from my Instagram posts. From 136 posts (image only), my data showed me that the post with natural faces got more likes. In the other hand, the posts that contained merely about ideas (meaning not containing natural faces) got fewer likes. The results can be charted as follows.