One of the key for a country to become a more civilized society is about the mentality of its people. The higher obedience level of the people the more civilized society one country has.
Unfortunately, Indonesia may have a bit problem on this area. Many of their people tend to neglect the importance of following any regulation for the society. They prefer to do what they want than to think about the effects of what they do to society.
One small example may be found easily on commuter train service between cities inside the Greater jakarta, Jabodetabek (Jakarta-Bogor-Tangerang-Depok-Bekasi). The train is one of the most popular public transportation in the area and used by more than 1 million people everyday.
A small thing.
There is a regulation for not sitting on a train floor anytime. The prohibition can be seen on the wall of any trains operating. The train announcer mention about it everytime a train departs.
It should have been known and understood by all people utilizing the train service as it has been more than 6 years since the rule was announced.
Unfortunately, there are still many people who are so ignorance about this rule. They keep sitting on train floor without feeling guilty that what they do disturb other passengers, especially who stands near to them.
Such simple and small rule. But, many people decided to neglect and show their disobedience.
But, of course, they would be angry if we label them as uncivilized people.
This is just to show that Indonesians may think they are already part of civilized society. unfortunately, what is seen on daily life tends to show contradiction. They may have modern gadget and live a modern life. However, their mentality seems to be still on the dark age, when there is no rule.
Their mentality, at least for some parts of Indonesians has not changed a lot.