“In reading the history of nations, we find that, like individuals, they  have their whims and their peculiarities; their seasons of excitement and recklessness, when they care  not what they do. We find that whole communities  suddenly fix their minds upon one object, and go mad in its pursuit; that millions of people become  simultaneously impressed with one delusion, and  run after it, till their attention was caught by some new folly more captivating than the first.”

Charles Mackay, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (1841).

Fenomena batu akik di Indonesia, walau terkesan sebagai sesuatu yang hanya khas terjadi di masyarakat kita, sesungguhnya umum terjadi di mana-mana.

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