Honesty is the best policy

By Aruna Lolani and Ilia L Likou ,

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21-year-old Apisai Mago from Satapuala.

21-year-old Apisai Mago from Satapuala.

Be honest in all matters.

That is the advice of 21-year-old Apisai Mago from Satapuala.

Apisai told Village Voice this is the message he wanted to get across to all youths.

“You know for me, every day I ask myself what am I going to do to help my family? That’s how I motivate myself to stand on my own two feet and work,” he told Village Voice.

“At the moment, I have a plantation that’s like my office. I also have my own cattle farm. This is my work to earn money to take care of my loved ones.

“Some have said that this is the hardest or this is the worst job in the world but to me, I say this is the easiest work I can do. I know it’s only hard if you’re a lazy person who’s only good at doing nothing. Anything works out fine if you put your mind and energy into doing it.

“That’s how life is; not only do we have to work hard but we must also make sure that we are doing it with all our hearts and most importantly, working with honesty and not just doing it to get it done.”

Apisai said it is always important to act in good faith and set good examples for the younger generation.

“If we fail to show them that, then we have failed the future of this country as well.

“Honesty is the best policy and we must act accordingly in all matters.

“I know sometimes we want to rush things because we have other plans but always remember that the consequences of your actions will always catch on.

“Honesty, nowadays, is a trait that’s hard to find in our people so as a Christian country, it is important that we bring it back as our way of living.”

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