Sustainable Kenong

Seorang ahli ekonomi William Forster Lloyd pernah membawa idea mengenai apa yang kita panggil sebagai “The Tragedy of the Commons”. Apa kejadahnya itu semua?

Idea ini menyentuh mengenai ketidakseimbangan atau overgrazing di sebuah padang ragut yang akhirnya membawa kepada kemudaratan. Lantas idea ini diperhalusi dan dibaiki oleh seorang ahli ekologi, Garrett Hardin. Nampak mudah bukan?

Secara amnya, kita berbincang mengenai sekalian umat yang berkongsi hasil yang sama. Limited resourses. Dan tanpa sustainability, ini bakal menjurus kepada ketidakseimbangan alam dan aturannya.

Katakan di Kuala Kenong, kita berkongsi hasil sungai dan hasil hutan yang sama. Namun jika salah seorang dari kita mengambil lebih atau terlalu banyak dari apa yang sepatutnya. Tidak mustahil satu hari kelak, kita akan mengalami kepupusan resources.

Dalam mewujudkan ‘Sustainable Kenong’. Kita harus sedar bahawa short term self-interest selalunya berlawan dengan common good. The Tragedy of the Commons mengajar kita erti selfless dan selfish.

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palatau Plato

“Eudaemonia” was a term coined by this palatau dude. A very term to describe the state of fulfilment. Along with this, he brought few big ideas. The notions that lead to the nirvana state of eudaemonia. Sounds great right?

First, the eudaemonistic conception of ethic develops the notion of ‘think carefully of yourself’. In that case. Fuck doxa! Fuck popular opinion! Fuck the people! Trust your thought. Think more. Use your brain more instead of palalutut. Plan your life and your decision.

Second, ‘let your lover change you motherfucker’. Love is not all about perfection. Love is somehow give and take. Metamorphosis of educating and encouraging each other in becoming a pretty butterfly. Metaphorically of course.

Third, ‘reform society’. The moral compass shall be pointed to the true north of academia, thinker, philosopher, teacher or any dude with brain and not the instagram models or what not la dey.

Uncle Plato hated democracy. Democracy is a disease. Anybody can vote in the process of democracy. But, but, but, do they use their brain and think rationally while voting? If a robber, rapist, raver, sotong, paedophilic uncle, or PAS followers are allowed to vote, otherwise, government would just be a kind of mob rule.

Uncle said “the world will not be right until kings become philosophers or philosophers kings”

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  1. palatau is a northern colloquial jargon for ‘Mr. All Know’
  2. palalutut is a northern colloquial jargon for stupidity.