See this picture? It’s a picture showing me having a serious discussion with some of my friends. It was taken some time ago, during our ‘How To Conduct Take Charge Program’ in Bangi.

It was during our lunch break, when we talked about early childhood. Look at the photos, and trust me, all of them are great in their field. They opened a taska, or kindergarten for kids before primary school.

They have their own way of educating the early youths, and interestingly, some of them have Master in Early Childhood from UniTAR.

Some people, I don’t know why, look down on Early Childhood course. I remember there was a tweet from somebody, saying that Early Childhood is for someone to “buka tadika” (set up a kindergarten)

Yes. Some of them into that.

What’s wrong with that? Did he forgot where did he learnt about ABC? If it is not from his kindergarten teacher, he would not even able to type his tweet.

Please. Don’t look down on them. And when I show you this photo, trust me. They are really in serious passion about kids’ development, using various concept to enhance the learning and encourage the development of the kids.

Besides, another thing I really love about them is, when they asked me,

“Aiman study apa sekarang?”
(Aiman, what are you studying right now?)

What I love is not about their question, but about their response to my answer. When I simply answered,

“Psychology in Nottingham.”

Guess what? Their response was none of these below.

“Ohhhh.. You can read people’s mind?”
“Oh no! Don’t psycho me!”
“Will you be working with crazy people?”

Yeah. None of those. You feel what I mean?
Studying psychology is not studying telepathy.

It is really great and comfortable to be with people who really understand about my “language”. They do not have the typical misconception about PSYCHOLOGY, and most importantly, we are able to discuss with “same language.”

It’s sadden me to see how people have the rude pre-judgement about Psychology course. It’s sadden. Really.

I understand that some of you just want to make a joke to break the ice by saying that stupid stuff. Well guess what? It will only break my rapport with you when you said that.

If you don’t know anything, just be quiet, and ask. It’s not hard to ask, “Psychology ini belajar apa ye?” “What’s Psychology is all about?”

Yes. Just ask. I won’t eat you. In fact, I’ll be more than happy to answer your question. Period.

p/s :
We talked a lot about early childhood. Why? Because one day, I too, wanna have my master in early childhood/child psychology/developmental psychology. Insya Allah.. Plus, do you see how I really leaned forward (my sitting posture). Because I was very very interested in joining the discussion. 🙂