This has to be the happiest village in the world, it certainly looks it and the people here seemed to be bursting with joy and life. All singing, dancing and playing together as we strolled through the streets. The village has been painted like this as part of a restoration project and is designed to make people do better things in their community, what do you think?
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Suku Baduy adalah suku yg memegang teguh keyakinan Sunda Wiwitan. Adat mereka melarang masuknya modernisasi dan mereka memilih hidup bersahaja apa adanya. Warga Baduy dilarang sekolah, tidak menggunakan listrik dan barang elektronik serta tak boleh naik kendaraan bermotor.
Untuk melakukan perjalanan ke Jakarta, mereka membutuhkan waktu 2 1/2 hari dengan berjalan kaki.
Biasanya mereka ke Jakarta setelah musim panen, karena saat itu tak banyak kegiatan di ladang. Barang dagangan berupa madu dan kerajinan yang mereka bawa, dijual kepada orang-orang yang sudah mereka kenal. Umumnya adalah warga kota yang pernah berwisata dan menginap di rumah warga Baduy.
"Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn't have the time to sit around and talk about you. What's important to me is not others' opinions of me, but what's important to me is my opinion of myself. What's important to me is to always be more and more in adequation with my own values. This will make you feel fulfilled and make you grow into a better version of yourself day after day. Any life could be simple if we didn't insist on making it more complicated. So, live yours. And by living, I really mean not to set things tomorrow.
Start doing now. Wake up early. Practice gratefulness. Appreciate every moment. Laugh easily. Forgive quickly. Your time is limited and what's wasted can never be taken back. You cannot control the clock nor own it, but you can use it. So, use it the best way you can and make your existence worth it."
⛰ That's basically what light looks like in Java when you wake up early enough. It is orange, it is pink, it is red. In other words, it is anything but real. There are times like this one where I realized how beautiful and mesmerizing our planet is. There are times like this one where I realized how the simplest moments are actually be the most meaningful. There are times like this one where I realized we needed not much to be truly happy. The simplest people like this farmer waking up early every single day and taking care of his animals has shown me that the people having the least are probably those with a clearer mind compared to ours, Western people. These are the truths I have learnt while traveling.
✏ In 2015, I packed my luggage to backpack in Southeast Asia in order to seek those truths. I told my parents I'd leave for a couple of months while I actually ended up to settle myself in a foreign country for now almost 4 years. This account was created with a real purpose: to open your eyes on new things, those you take for granted. It is here to show you that everything can be beautiful and appreciated in its own way.
🔥 Excited to share with you what's coming ahead with this project.