I remembered a movie called INCEPTION with its director Christopher Nolan. I admire the idea and the never-ending story plot. The story begins with an illustration of a dream process described with robbery /looting of a valuable item/ information on some kind of mansion. Those Information/valuables is a parable of secrets stored on someone’s head which is firmly embedded. The perpetrators managed to steal those information by tapping into people’s heads through connected dreams. After the valuables/ information are drawn all the players woke up from sleep. Mission complete.
The film went on, with its main characters being proposed to do anything beyond the grip of habit, something much more difficult. The offer requires them to implant a seed of thought in people’s heads, instead of taking/raiding information. The hope is to benefit from these implanted ideas, as if the idea was purely comes from inside the victim when it is actually planted by the offender interest. Of course, all businesses of penetration and planting seeds of thought are carried by means of a dream without being noticed by the victim. The main thought of this film is to make dreams as a place full of adventure and suitable container to enter someone minds either to take or implant a thought. Careful illustration process of dreams and a good scenario makes this movies very interesting to watch.
What can be learned from the film?
For me, the movie reveals that in order to implant a single mind of thoughts to an individual requires a long and difficult process. To make a person to have thought deeply about an idea requires a fairly heavy struggle. The process of planting ideas and thoughts can’t be through a process of coercion. An idea can’t be imposed. After all, a brain washing process can’t be done in a day and a night. These kinds of thoughts should arise as if these ideas come from within himself and has gone through a long process of thinking by him/herself. Such process is described by the multi-layered and dangerous dream processes to build a self cultured thoughts in the Inception movie. To establish an individual to have such an idea they must go through an interrelated processes and mutual build up scenario towards the wanted idea.
Educational process is much the same as in the process of idea planting onto an individual. Both require a long and winding journey. A good idea is embedded in the mind, born from education/planted ideas with a built and managed growth rate.
Through these thoughts, I could at least be a little more understand why an education process requires a long long time, from kindergarten , elementary, junior high, high school and to university. These lengthy education time, make a man becomes more civilized and dignified. Even a crook/criminal knows/ understands manners prevailing in the community. Because at the very least, lessons concerning a good manners have been taught at a time in minor age. Regarding the choices to be a criminal, solely lies in the possibility of growth and development journey of their life which possibly surrounded by such terrible environment.
In the course of life that I follow and I still live in to this day, the word “living environment” has evolved into some important meaning. Presumably I should be grateful, thanks to the efforts of my family who always takes me to go to the Bogor Botanical Garden, Ragunan Zoo Jakarta, Cisarua Safari Park and to the beautiful beaches of Java while I was a little kid. The environment became a familiar word in my personal growth and development. Even now I am following organizations which have close relation to the environment. One organization that I follow also carries “living environment” in its vision, although in this organization journey I feel a certain deviation from its vision thanks to the changes and development of this millennium era. One of the things that this organization is trying to develop is Community Development. This idea was recently implemented in this organization and in fact this idea seems to be forced into the organization. Its members apparently are not accustomed to such idea. Whereas, the main foundation of the organization is living environment and the promoted idea is Green Community Development. Such a closely related idea.
However, as I said before, to make a thought to be a powerful idea inherent in a person requires a process that does not quick and easy. The growth of the idea of Green Community Development should be built and managed through work programs that support towards it. By those work programs, little by little the understanding of the ideas were implanted in order to encourage the individual/organization to progress and develop. If this organization still wants to participate in the Green Community Development then the foundation that has been built in early recent time this has to be strengthened and developed regularly. Like a university student, the student should be directed to take courses within the idea related sciences division. For an organization, a road map should be made and taken to further strengthen the idea.
Finally, the idea is something that encourages us to move. In this case, the idea can be viewed as a fruit of hope. An idea that is strongly attached will move us to the expectation that we want to achieve. Therefore, the idea is very valuable to us. Expectations and achievement is determined by an idea.