Here are 3 things that show us the shift in Indonesian mindset – based on two Jakarta post articles.
1st: Reassess Resources
Jokowi is restructuring the cabinet ministries. His biggest approach to this is: Efficiency and effectiveness. Why do you need 3 ministries doing one thing when you could have one doing 3 things?
This means that slowly, we may see a shift in mindset of Indonesians wherein managing and maximizing resources will become of most importance. We’ll see more of multitalented, street smart and super resourceful youth who will easily call B.S. on wastefulness.
2nd: Creative Economy
One of the new ministries that Jokowi is introducing is the ‘Creative Economy Ministry’ . We will see more support going towards ‘Hobbinomics’ and pursuing creative streams to build one’s life on.
I am guessing that this will affect the confidence with which youth can now pursue what they really are interested in.
Nath, this can even affect how kids are brought up in the future.
3rd: Rise of the amphibian Indonesian
This article is an example of how youth today are crossovers of cultures – they have a serious, academic, ‘right’ side to them while they have an exploratory, self-indulging side to them as well. Their daily stories and struggles are mostly set around this theme of trying to migrate different worlds at once. Their ‘versatility’ is their biggest strength.
This specific one talks about Intan Paramaditha, who is a fiction writer but is also versatile enough to be an academic researcher.