Sebuah Pencarian

what are you looking for?

“apa yang sebenarnya saya cari?”

Pertanyaan melankolis, pragmatis dan sedikit puitis… Ini adalah hasil dari kebanyakan kerja dan kurang istirahat. Akhirnya fisik dan mental melemah. Tapi saat fisik dan mental melemah ada kalanya malah timbul pemikiran untuk sedikit merenung. Dan pada akhirnya muncul pertanyaan, “apa yang sebenarnya saya cari?”

Maunya sih tanya Mbah Gugel, berhubung saya lagi males mikir. Tapi ternyata jawabannya malah datang dari Paman Yahu, atau lebih tepatnya di e-mail nya Paman Yaho. E-mail yang bertumpuk-tumpuk tak terbaca. Ketidak sengajaan membawa saya membaca sebuah e-mail dari dosen kuliah saya dulu. Sebuah e-mail berisi cerita singkat yang ternyata mampu menjawab, “apa yang sebenarnya saya cari?”

Dan inilah isi e-mail itu:

Once a fisherman was sitting near seashore, under the shadow of a tree smoking his beedi.
Suddenly a rich businessman passing by approached him and enquired as to why he was sitting under a tree smoking and not working.
To this the poor fisherman replied that he had caught enough fishes for the day.

Hearing this the rich man got angry and said: Why donโ€™t you catch more fishes instead of sitting in shadow wasting your time?
Fisherman asked: What would I do by catching more fishes?

Businessman: You could catch more fishes, sell them and earn more money, and buy a bigger boat.

Fisherman: What would I do then?

Businessman: You could go fishing in deep waters and catch even more fishes and earn even more money.

Fisherman: What would I do then?

Businessman: You could buy many boats and employ many people to work for you and earn even more money.

Fisherman: What would I do then?

Businessman: You could become a rich businessman like me.

Fisherman: What would I do then?

Businessman: You could then enjoy your life peacefully.

Fisherman: What do you think Iโ€™m doing right now?

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You don’t need to wait for tomorrow to be happy and enjoy your life,

You don’t even need to be more rich, more powerful to enjoy life,

LIFE is at this moment, enjoy it fully,

As some great man have said “My riches consist not in ectent of my possession but in the fewness of my wants”.

Written by Stephen on November 17th, 2008

Hmm, sungguh benar katamu Mr. Stephen (Ini bukan nama dosen saya, sepertinya dosen saya itu juga nyomot tulisan ini dari milis)…๐Ÿ™‚

jadi jawaban untuk apa yang saya cari sebenarnya tidak ada, dan kunci agar pertanyaan itu tidak selalu berulang adalah:

  1. Jangan terlalu overwork alias workaholic (ini jawaban benar tapi kurang tepat,๐Ÿ™‚ )
  2. nikmati hidup (dengan cara yang tepat, tentunya), dan bersyukurlah dengan apa yang dimiliki sekarang ini. (ini jawaban yang paling benar)

Selamat merenung Kisanak, salam dari Gardjoew,๐Ÿ˜€

2 thoughts on “Sebuah Pencarian

    1. opo’o kok gak sekalian businessman sing duwe usaha sampingan dadi juragan iwak, trus uripe bahagia dan kaya?๐Ÿ™‚
      wis pernah moco? haha, iyo sih.. iki aku entuk ko milis juga,.. mergo apik, tak share ae nek kene…

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