So much trouble in the world
[E]ach group nourishes its own pride and vanity, boasts itself superior, exists in its own divinities, and looks with contempt on outsiders.
Any political decision, about any but the most trivial subject, brings benefits and has costs, and far more often than not the people who get the benefits and the people who carry the costs are not the same.
-John Michael Greer
When the Star-Belly Sneetches had frankfurter roasts
Or picnics or parties or marshmallow toasts,
They never invited the Plain-Belly Sneetches.
They left them out cold, in the dark of the beaches.
They kept them away. Never let them come near. And that’s how they treated them year after year.
Like other norms, social norms are standards of behavior. These norms apply to the function individuals have in the group. Norms can include a dress code, standards of conduct, or admissions standards. Norms tend to keep a group working better together as long as the norms are uniformly enforced. Selectively ignoring norms tends to result in disciplinary measures for group members. If the group as a whole ignores norms, cohesion could be weakened by a feeling of apathy toward the norms and group as a whole.
Indonesia has 1128 ethnics and 746 local languages and dialects (Official Government Statistics Data). Each provinces, regions, and islands in Indonesia has their own unique cultures. And in one provinces, you can find many different cultures, languages, dialects and many sub-ethnics. I don’t talk about racism, but i want to share to you that Indonesia has diverse faces and skin characteristics. From Sabang to Merauke, Very Diverse. From White, Yellow, Tan, and Black. Indonesian face also not just like another Asian face. Because the Geography, there are many types of face in Indonesia such as Oriental, Melayu (Indonesian Malay), Melanesian, and ect. Javanese face is different with Sumatran face. Kalimantan face (Indonesian Borneo) face also different with Sulawesi face. Flores face is different with Irian (Indonesian New Guinea) Face.Those ethnics are native Indonesians. And Indonesia is one of the Largest country that has Culturally Diverse by Natives. We Live together in peace with Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity) as our Motto.
It is said that the well-known Buddha and Shiva are two different substances.
They are indeed different, yet how is it possible to recognise their difference in a glance,
since the truth of Jina and the truth of Shiva is one.
They are indeed different, but they are of the same kind, as there is no duality in Truth.
excerpt from Kakawin Sutasoma