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TAX AND CIVILIZATION

TAX AND CIVILIZATION. Tax is the cost of civilization. We come out of a museum, walk while whistling safely, and know that there’s not much in the world for free, and it’s getting more and more expensive. A nation, difficult to walk without taxes. People’s libraries, urban parks, nursing homes, firefighters, public schools, social assistance without taxes are all in jeopardy of budget shortfalls. Continue reading

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SELF EVALUATION

SELF EVALUATION. Tonight, in this muhasabah1), along with the notes I have ever made. I realized with such a high ego, I made artificial wings, and when I fell, wounded others. I am sorry for the mistakes I made, and the mistakes that occurred because I did not do. Continue reading

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CHILDREN FROM HEAVEN

CHILDREN FROM HEAVEN. Stories about children can sometimes cause us to contemplate. Children contain dazzling things. If there is freedom, which is not attached to purpose, selfishness, target, that is true freedom found in children. Continue reading

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HAPPY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE

Happy for those who have
Pain for the poor
Like oil and water
Very disagreeing about taste Continue reading

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THE ORIGIN OF THE COFFEE CULTURE IN ACEH

THE ORIGIN OF THE COFFEE CULTURE IN ACEH. Coffee culture was not found in Aceh until near the end of the 19th Century. An orientalist who became a sociocultural researcher, Snouck Hurgronye wrote in The Achehnese Volume I, during his research of the Acehnese, “For most ordinary people in Aceh, white water is almost the only drink, from time to time (occasionally) it will drink sugar cane juice, squeezed from the trunk only with a very primitive tool.” Continue reading

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HOW TO TELL HISTORY

HOW TO TELL HISTORY. A good historian knows that he is drawing. He tells something, a circumstance, an event, from a situation he might not see, he does not face. Because the material of history is actually like a canvas of memory. Continue reading

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A SUFI SONG

A SUFI SONG
I have ever felt defeat
Then hide in the cave above the mountain peak
Trying to avoid the sun
Enjoying quiet in meditation Continue reading

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AN UNCLE’S STORY ABOUT THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT

AN UNCLE’S STORY ABOUT THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT. My dear, there are many stories. There are many things my dear. But before that become adults with slowly. Enjoy the days of becoming a cocoon before becoming a butterfly. And that’s the best for you. Continue reading

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THE RIVER MAN

THE RIVER MAN. Also on the banks of the river. Yudhishthira does not really know which face of the dice will appear and what caused it. I picked Nakula, but I do not know what will happen next with the rest of my life in this forest. I do not know and I am afraid, but there is something that instantly strengthens itself, the feeling of choosing the just. Continue reading

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HISTORICAL REPETITION

HISTORICAL REPETITION. Human life may be written in a different way but the cycle is always the same, so the conclusions are taken by the historians of ancient Persia. But are the conclusions taken by them true? Sometimes we feel had learned from the experiences of people in the past, learn from the mistakes made by people in the past but we subconsciously repeat the behavior of the people before us. Continue reading

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