Optimism, the key to a happy life

By Vatapuia Maiava and Sarafina Sanerivi ,

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HAPPINESS IS THE BEST MEDICINE FOR THE MESS IN THIS WORLD: Laumua Pualau, 32, from the village of Afega.

HAPPINESS IS THE BEST MEDICINE FOR THE MESS IN THIS WORLD: Laumua Pualau, 32, from the village of Afega.

According to Laumua Pualau, from the village of Afega, with so many problems happening around the world, he feels that the best thing for anyone to do is to stay optimistic.

He explains that complaining about a problem will not solve it, but happily tackling the problem with a good attitude will help you in the long run.

Aged 32, Laumua says that even if you don’t have much, being happy about your situation is a good way to end your day.

“Life in Samoa is great; there isn’t much to complain about,” he told the Village Voice.

“The way I see it, being optimistic about life is the key to living happily. I can sit around and complain about every single issue that comes my way but wouldn’t it be better to deal with the problem instead of complain about it?

“Everything is great and I would like to keep it that way.”

With many developments in Samoa, Laumua says that we can only continue to move forward from here.

“There have been a lot of changes in Samoa we can be happy about,” he said.

“We have many more schools that can help the children get a brighter future. The qualities of the schools are improving.

“Other changes can be seen all around Samoa and especially the town areas. We see so many developments everywhere.

“Samoa is doing well in my eyes in moving forward.”

Out of all the developments he mentioned, Laumua says that the most important of these is the development of our schools for our children.

“To elaborate on the developments of schools, I think it is very important that we put all our focus on our children,” he said.

“Having better schools will not only help the children but it will help the nation move forward even more in the future; we see improvements but we need more of that.

“I mean, life is moving very fast and for us to keep up with overseas academics, we need to improve some areas.”

And with all the prize givings happening in Samoa, Laumua says that it should be a reminder to improve our education system further and encourage students to perform better.

“With all the prize givings going on, I would like to leave a message for the children,” he said.

“Work hard in school and always aim high. You will achieve every goal you set if you keep your mind straight and your heart true.

“If the nation wants to keep improving then we must start with the children. Giving more attention to them is a start and I urge our leaders to do so.

“Investing in our children is investing into our future.”

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