Samoa has changed a lot over the years.
So says Simeona Lafai of Faleula who thinks the wave of change sweeping through the country is phenomenal.
“Samoa is not the same anymore, huge changes have occurred in Samoa recently,” he told the Village Voice team yesterday while on his break from work.
“A lot has been happening in Samoa lately and we hear it and watch it in the news and a lot of these things never occurred in the past.”
“The young youths have also grown up and have become disrespectful within their villages and families and the crime rate is increasing here in Samoa.”
“And also evident is the change in our lifestyle, with so many diseases taking the lives of people in Samoa.”
“We have never heard of cancer back then but lately we are seeing so many lives taken because of this deadly disease.”
Mr. Lafai shares his opinion as to why these things are happening in Samoa lately.
“One reason these things are happening is that we have lost track of our basic foundation, kids have grown up and parents have stopped talking and sharing to them about the Gospel.”
Mr. Lafai urged the people of Samoa to be alert of the impact that those new technologies had on the young generations.
“Kids nowadays are just on their phones and most of them are just surfing Facebook and Youtube and less time used to concentrate on their school work,” he said.
“We need to be aware of these things because it comes back to us, the parents, if we don’t take our responsibilities seriously.”
“The only solution for these problems nowadays is that parents should keep communicating with their children all time,” he said.