A Better Future is everyone’s dream. People try to fix themselves to be better. There is also quotes ‘Today must be better than yesterday and tomorrow must be better than today’. It means that a better future is very important that we must fight for it. One of the way to achieve that dream is with education. I believe that with education, everything can changes. Right education leads to the right changes too. But the problem is, what is the right education to give positive impact for all? The right education can’t be found easily, we must try continuesly to know what we really need.The process to find the right education sometimes makes us confuse and in the end we just give up. But that is the challenge, life is just like a game, we must find the best strategy and complete all the challenges to reach the finish point.
In the colonial era, not all children can go to school, only children from rich family have a chance to get education. It is such an irony because many children out there just forced by the colony to work. Years and years changes but the education still the same. But then appear a man named Kyai H. Ahmad Dahlan who fight for fair education in Indonesia. At first he became a teacher in one of Holland school, he taught not only exact subject but also moral lesson. One day, while class study activity just like ordinary, one of his student was flatus and whole the class were laughing at him. But with his smartness, Ahmad Dahlan was not laugh but talked that flatus is a common thing for human. When we are flatus, it means that our digestion system is still good and we must be grateful to God for His blessing.
This way of teaching makes the students loved Ahmad Dahlan so much. Ahmad Dahlan kept study and fix himself to find the best education. And in the end, he could make an institute named Muhammadiyah that include school and hospital all around Indonesia. Now, his institute has developed very fast that you can found a lot of school and hospital named Muhammadiyah wherever you go. That is one of the example of education that can be implement. Of course there are a lot of changes between colonial and modern era. And education must be appropriate with what the people need in that era.
In the 21th century, technology grow fast and people use the implementation of technology in almost every part of their daily life. Children also get the impact of technology development. Their attitude and way of think can easily change by technology. Children no longer play traditional games with their friends in front of house or talk to each other frequently. They just lay on the bed all day with their gadget on hand. They both play games and chatting via gadget. They ignore people near them. So sad, right? Information that spread very fast also can influence them. Such as bullying in the film or fighting action. By many changes that can be found easily in this time, the most appropriate education is not only knowledge but also moral lesson. It is so important because moral lesson can determined someone characteristic. This is what we actually need. Good character to build a better future. Both knowledge and good character can lead us to be a better person to a bright future.