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Exploring Cultural Values in Indonesia: Work Ethics of Bugis-Makassar Ethnic Groups on Proverb

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Indonesia is one of the populated countries with widely varieties of ethnic group which spreaded around Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Celebes, Moluccas, Southeast Nusa, and Papua. From those diversities, each ethnic group is well-known to its custom in moving to other places and seeking for a living, including to Bugis-Makassar ethnic groups. These ethnics are two different groups of the same native people in South Celebes of Indonesia who are both familiar to democratic view of governance and oceanic life. In any success story, these ethnic groups often be heard about their success story in their wanderings. For example, a meeting held by Indigenous Bugis-Makassar Community that will always present the wanderers of Bugis-Makassar working as entrepreneurs or other professions and have reached their success talking about their secrets of success. It is then become a continual story in society which is therefore constructed a belief to the wanderers of Bugis-Makassar as people with high work ethics. Yet, there is also a gap towards those acknowledges of success stories. The success stories of Bugis-Makassar wanderers mostly relate to others’ poverty who still live around Bugis-Makassar area, especially for those who working as a farmer. Then, there is an opinion emerged that Continue reading Exploring Cultural Values in Indonesia: Work Ethics of Bugis-Makassar Ethnic Groups on Proverb