Assalamualaikum wr. wb.
The honorable English lecture of Tanjungpura University and all of my beloved friends,
First of all I would to give my thank to Allah SWT who has given us the blessing and guidance, so we can gather here in this place, also prayers and greetings to our Prophet Muhammad saw.
All of my friends,
Today we live in the modern era. This happened because of the modernization. Modernization is a transformation form of traditional condition to the better condition called modern era in the hope to realizing the prosperous, progress, and development society in life. In the other meaning, we can say modernization as a result from progress of a knowledge and technology that still evolve until now. Modernization is really enjoyed by the society, but it has the positive and negative effects for us.
For the positives, it’s easier for us in the way to looking some information, so that knowledge is faster to develop and ready to be applied. The life stage become better because until today there are so many development of life that can change the economy of Indonesia to achieve the prosperous society in life. Modernization also can caused the change of value and manner of society from irrational become rational.
Meanwhile for the negative effects, people are become individualism because the social interact between one each other are ignored with the presence of technology. The wrong modern lifestyles that are used to wasting money and do the other useless activities. And the most important one, social gaps are happening in Indonesia.
All of my friends,
A transformation not always bring some bad things. We are all as an independent society have to filter which are good and bad things in life. I hope from this speech, all of us can take which good and get rid of which bad.
That’s all the speech I can deliver. No more or less as well as the mistakes that I said either intentionally or not, I really apologize. Thank you for your attention.
Wassalamualaikum wr. wrb.
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