Saturday, 2 February 2008


It's a small card with four Nokia values. I recieved it on my first day working at Nokia Networks couple years ago. One of those values that I'm strongly believe (until now) that always be applied anywhere, anytime and with anyone: It's RESPECT. It's not so strange heard about respect but it will be mean a lot if it can be implemented correctly.

Before talking about Respect so far, I attached the meaning of Respect from Oxford Dictionary as below: "Respect: ~ (for sb/sth) polite behaviour towards or care for sb/sth that you think is important." It's quite cover about what respect is. I just wanna add another side of respect, the respect point not only with treat politely but correctly also and refer to above definition (from Oxford Dictionary) the entity of doing respect is somebody or something. It can be:
-somebody to somebody relationship (i.e: between people, people and his/her God)
-somebody to something relationship ( ie: people with system/environtment).

Sometimes,for the last entity (somebody to something) in particular almost without enough concern. Simple example: First case, if somebody doesn't feel brave to break traffic regulation due to any traffic police around him, means he respect as somebody to somebody entity ( in this case: he and traffic police). Second case, if there is no traffic police around him and he still don't have willingness to break the traffic regulation, means he already give respect as somebody to something (in this case: he and system/traffic regulation).

Respect should be natural (not artificial). Of course people should be treat one another with RESPECT (no reserve)!! But ... see sometimes some people treat respect based on their own particular interest. Don't treat RESPECT as comodity!! If it happened, the respect can't be implemented balance in proper proportion.
Respect will be empowered and growing together with wisdom as a part of our mature life. The wisdom will help to treat respect correctly in right time and right place. I learned how to treat respect and wisdom in any difference of opinion from my high school colleagues couple years ago. They (Nugoroho and Setiawan) have sharp different point a view in every scout movement race meeting. Always there are no meeting points between them due to they represent of two organisation that always be rival one another. What I learned from them: they kept maintain their personal relationship with respect eventhough they always opposited each other when they represented their organisation in any forums.

oh ... almost midnight ... suddenly spechless talk about respect, ok I will end up with last words.
"Respect the respect value by doing respect correctly and be humble!" .... getting confuse with this sentence? me too!! he2x ... GOOD NIGHT