While most people have been critical about the many changes in Samoa, Ta’alolo Tikeri begs to differ.
The 38-year-old father from the village of Vailima told the Village Voice that changes are good because it shows we are moving forward.
“To me personally, I believe that changes are good for us,” he said.
“There is no bad thing about it. I know a lot of people say that technology is bad for us.
“But I don’t agree with that. You see these things were made for good reasons. It’s just the way we use it that’s causing all these troubles.
“We are living in a world where changes are happening and it keeps evolving from time to time.
“So we can’t just sit while the whole world is moving forward.”
He went on to say that instead of complaining about the changes, our people need to accept and adapt the changes we have in our societies.
“The thing is, most of these things are new to all of us. But we should just accept it and give it time before we say it’s bad and it’s not good for us.
“And like I mentioned before, technology is good. But it’s how we use it and the purpose we use it for.
“Technology is one of the things that people are blaming for the changes we have now.”
He went on to say that technology is helping out with a lot of developments we have now.
“All the projects we have now depend so much on technology to help us out with the work load.
“Most of us these days just sit and let the machines do the work for them. We can also communicate better with our families and friends overseas using technology.
“I believe that with all the changes we have in Samoa these days, it is actually good for all of us.
“But some people use it for the wrong purposes and that is why we have so many problems.
“The way I see it, our people are not making the most of it by using these for the right reasons.”
As for the changes, Ta’alolo said the only thing we can do is accept and adapt the changes we have in Samoa.
“Changes are not only happening in Samoa.
“It is happening around the world because we are all moving forward.
“We just need to adapt to the new changes and make the most of it by using it for the right reasons.”