Vise Visesio, 22, of Vaitele-fou prioritises family over everything else.
The young man is proud he had found himself a job to look after his family, especially his parents.
“I work at the BBQ place at Faleula, opposite the Methodist compound,” he told the Village Voice.
“I’ve been working there for two weeks now and I am happy that I have finally found a job to help my family.
“Before, only two of my brothers were working and I stayed home. I wanted a job to help my brothers.
“So a man from our family came and said that his work place is in need of people, so that’s how I got the job.
“Now my two older brothers and I all work now and I am very happy that I am able to help out the family financially.”
The young lad said the cost of living was okay in Samoa.
“In anywhere there are always changes,” he said.
“For us, one of the changes that we are facing is the cost of living.
“I mean for some people they would say it’s expensive, but for me I think we are coping.
“I know that some people complain of how expensive things are nowadays, but we are moving forward and if the government says that this is how things will be, then so be it.
“We just need to work hard because we can complain all we want, but it still won’t change a thing, so if we want to survive, then we have to work.
“We must go with the flow and how things are nowadays.
“We have the land; if we struggle, we can start up a plantation and then sell the crops.
“I know it’s not much, but it will get us through every day.”
Vise also advised the youths, who are time wasters in town, to do something better with their lives.
“It saddens me to see the young ones either standing around in the market doing nothing or take bus rides all day,” he said.
“My advice is you are young, do something that will benefit you especially your family and parents.
“That is not the answer. There are a lot of jobs out there you just need to get up and look for it.
“Life is getting harder and harder, our parents won’t be around forever.
“This is our time we are the future of our families so we need to be the breadwinners of our families.
“Use the strength from God to serve our parents as well as our family but not being lazy.
“If you can’t find a job, you have the strength to plant taros, bananas and all sorts and then sell them; you can also make money that way.
“It’s sweeter to reap from the fruits of your own sweat than to depend on others.”