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Mohathir Mohamad Essay

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Pemikiran Melayu dirujuk sebagai pemikiran sosial iaitu pemikiran orang Melayu ke arah bermasyarakat iaitu mewakili orang lain. Pemikiran Melayu menggambarkan pemikiran masyarakat yang berkelompok, bersifat kolektif bukannya individu, bersabit dengan isu-isu tertentu yang pada akhirnya mempengaruhi tindakan, pendengaran, kehidupan, dan pendirian mereka.

Selain itu, pemikiran adalah aktiviti yang dilakukan oleh manusia hampir setiap masa. Pemikiran secara mudah boleh difahami sebagai apa saja yang berlaku dalam minda kita. Kritis membawa ...view middle of the document...

Mereka berusaha menyelesaikan masalah dan bukan bergiat mencetuskan pelbagai krisis baru. Manakala Jaafar (1995) berpendapat bahawa pemikiran kritis adalah pemikiran secara sistematik, secara universal dan secara radikal adalam menganalisis sesuatu secara mendalam.


Untuk membincangkan mengenai persoalan ini maksud jati diri perlu difahami dahulu dengan sempurna. Orang tua-tua ada mengatakan “mulia bangsa berbudi bahasa, mulia umat hidup beradat, mulia anak sempurna akhlak, mulia tua sempurna agama”, yang intinya menunjukkan, keutamaan sesuatu bangsa dan kaum, kelebihan dan keunggulan seseorang, ditentukan oleh nilai-nilai luhur budaya yang dianutinya dan nilai-nilai agama yang dipeluknya yang menjadi, yang menjadi “jati diri”nya.(Tenas Effendy : Jatidiri Belia dalam Tamadun Melayu).Hal ini bermaksud jati diri sesebuah bangsa bersifat menyeluruh merangkumi pelbagai aspek seperti bahasa, budaya, adat, hak, dan pelbagai lagi yang mencerminkan dan menjadi wahana jatidiri bangsa tersebut.

Mengikut Kamus Dewan Edisi Keempat (2010:613) jati diri bermaksud sifat atau ciri yang unik dan istimewa dari segi adat, bahasa, budaya, agama dan sebagainya yang menjadi lambang dan teras keperibadian seseorang individu, sesuatu bangsa dan sebagainya. Jati diri bangsa Melayu dapat di lihat serta di bangunkan oleh bangsa, budaya,adat resam, dan agama. Bagi orang Melayu, mereka sangat berpegang dengan ajaran Islam kerana sudah sebati dengan ajaran Islam serta Islam adalah benteng jati diri Melayu. Jati diri ini di dukung oleh setiap individu Melayu sejak bertahun lamanya. Hal ini demikian kerana dengan adanya jati diri boleh membimbing dan menaikkan martabat bangsa Melayu walau di mana sekali pun. Melalui jati diri yang terdapat dalam diri bangsa Melayu ini, yang menyebabkan mereka mudah bertindakbalas dengan apa yang berlaku di sekeliling.

Orang Melayu akan melakukan pelbagai cara untuk menanamkan nilai-nilai agama Islam dan budaya Melayu dalam diri anak-anak mereka agar dengan nilai itu dapat menjadi jati diri anak-anaknya. Masyarakat Melayu akan melihat keperibadian anak-anak Melayu kerana berdasarkan itu mereka boleh mentakrifkan sama ada orang tua anak-anak tersebut berjaya atau tidak membimbing anak mereka menjadi orang berguna. Jati diri orang Melayu sangat kuat dalam diri mereka sehingga mereka akan bertindak balas dengan apa sahaja yang berlaku dalam masyarakat mereka.

Berdasarkan nilai-nilai Islam inilah yang membentuk seseorang itu berani, mempunyai pendirian teguh, membela hak bangsa mereka hingga membentuk jati diri yang sering bertindak balas demi memartabatkan dunia Melayu di mata pihak lain.

Menurut Professor Madya Datuk Zainal Abidin Borhan dalam tulisan beliau iaitu Peradaban dan Jati Diri Melayu telah menyatakan perkara menarik untuk direnungkan oleh semua masyarakat mengenai jati diri Melayu adalah:

a) Melayukan diri – merendahkan diri,...

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