There is an article written down by Marina Mahathir that is uniformity is not unity. This article has given me thoughts about it for a second. Based on the headline of the article, Marina Mahathir has given her opinion which is uniformity is different from unity. Sometimes some people assume that uniformity is unity, but surely it is not at all.
From the article that I have read, this article is about Marina Mahathir shared her thoughts about her past occasion and she relates it to the current life.
She shared her opinion in an airplane situation. She said there are lots of people in the airplane and each of them are different, but all of them are going to the same place. If anything happen throughout the journey, all of them regardless elite or just a normal person, they would share the same destiny and fate. None of them would get special treatment if accident happens which is all of them would not want that to be happen.
The general content of the article is Marina Mahathir used simple and clear examples on how she demonstrate realities in our life trip. It is philosophical in a sense that it enables us to realize the excellent principles of living a meaningful life. The diversity that we have in our country is a gift to be experienced and also a challenge for our country to be unite in that diversity. Thus, the result of our unity will be a great achievement if we can accomplished that.
There are issues that she pointed out in the articles which is the concept of unity espoused by some people. First, they think that all the people on that plane should be entirely the same and should not have any differences at all. Second, if everyone is identical to each other on that plane, what could possibly be new and different to talk about on flight. These issues are clearly for those people that think uniformity is unity.
First of all, there are differences between unity and uniformity. One of the differences is their meaning. Unity can be defined as the state of different areas or group being joined together to form a single country or organization. It is also the quality of being united into one. When there is unity, people are in agreement and act together as one for a particular purpose. As for uniformity, uniformity can be defined as the quality or fact of being the same or not changing or being different in any way. It is also a condition in which everything is regular and unvarying.
Uniformity represents the past which is the dictatorship, social group restrictions and lack of democracy. It does not accommodate variations in concepts, beliefs, shapes and colours. It seeks to eliminate all variations instead and make a one size fits all society. A system of uniformity depends on force to bring on modification or to achieve certain objectives. In extreme cases this suggests victimization violence to achieve a specific goal. One aspect of uniformity is demanding another party modification, or conform, so as to realize agreement, peace or prosperity. Besides, uniformity does not provide negotiation or compromise.
For unity, unity is also same meaning as solidarity ,and solidarity esteems contrasts. It recognizes that individuals have various religions, societies and political perspectives. It sends the message that in spite of the fact that we might be diverse from numerous points of view we can work and live respectively such that advantages the two of us. Authentic solidarity depends on majority rule esteems, liberality and the idea of multiculturalism. Solidarity is a supporting situation where all live next to each other amicably dependent on the standards of equity and shared regard.
A little thing we only know about Marina Mahathir, so I researched about her life and education background. Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir is to be presented the Honorary Doctor of Letters in acknowledgment of her commitment to the network everywhere, particularly in supporting social and social issues regardless of the ethnicity and political influence. Conceived in Alor Setar, Kedah in 1957, she is the oldest offspring of the fourth Prime Pastor of Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Her initial training from kindergarten to Form 3 was at St. Nicholas’ Convent, Alor Setar and along these lines she did her Form 4 and Form 5 at Tunku Kurshiah College in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan before continuing to think about for her A-Levels in the United Kingdom. She additionally considered quickly at her dad’s institute of matriculation, Sultan Abdul Hamid College, Alor Setar while hanging tight to go to the UK. She gotten her degree in International Relations from the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK (1979).
Datin Paduka Marina is an author, ladies’ rights and HIV/AIDS lobbyist and TV maker. She was President of the Malaysian AIDS Council for a long time from 1993-2005. She has additionally served on numerous provincial and worldwide HIV/AIDS bodies including the AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific (ASAP), UNAIDS what’s more, the Asia Pacific Leadership Forum on HIV and Development (APLF). Among her accomplishments are leading the fifth International Conference on Helps in Asia and the Pacific in 1999 which legitimately prompted the accessibility of free first-line antiretroviral medicines to all Malaysians living with HIV.
She has composed a fortnightly section on social issues in a nearby English language day by day for over 20 years. Somewhere in the range of 2001 and 2009, she was Co-Executive Producer of an honour winning TV program ‘3R’ (Respect, Relax furthermore, Respond), and continued that job in the new 3R arrangement that started broadcasting in 2013.
She has composed three books, In Liberal Doses (1997), 50 Days: Rantings by MM (2009), and Telling It Straight (2012). In 2010, Marina was named the UN Individual of the Year by the United Nations in Malaysia and in 2011 was one of just two Malaysians named by WomenDeliver.org to their rundown of the 100 Most Rousing Persons Working for Women and Girls. She right now sits on the Board of Sisters in Islam, a support bunch that works for equity and balance for Muslim ladies; is on the International Warning Group of Musawah, the worldwide development for equity and balance in the Muslim family; and is an individual from the Board of Trustees of the Asian College for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Furthermore she sits on the sheets of the Maybank Foundation, the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1997, she was given the Datuk Paduka Mahkota Selangor grant by the Sultan of Selangor, which conveys the title ‘Datin Paduka’.
Next, I think the viewpoints given by the writer about uniformity is not unity is absolutely right and it does portrayed our unity and uniformity in our country. If people in the country do not unite, we will be in conflict and there will be tension. There is diversity of people living in Malaysia which their races, religions, beliefs and lifestyles are different but they can be unite despite of the differences. Therefore, in relation to have a peaceful life, there should be unity. In my opinion,
I have learnt so much from this article and from the issue that uniformity and unity are two different things. In order for country to be more advanced, there should be uniformity in laws