Life is a choice

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Dear Editor,

 Re: Letter from Hawaii: Samoa deserves better 

Merry Xmas to you! There is no comparison between Samoa and Hawaii. 

I can only speak from my own experience in the States. 

I’ve lived in the States for 16 years now... I have two jobs since I got here. (I loved it). 

I was a fulltime student and a full time employee at the same time. 

I graduated with my B.S. & M.S. and am a Phd Candidate; and also volunteering for homeless shelters during holidays. 

I’d never dream or thinking about living on a government benefits. Being homeless and living on a government benefits is a CHOICE! 

The government benefit is a temp help from the government, until you can get on your feet. 

But, I know a lot of Samoans living in the US who depend on those benefits. The question is why? If you can work - get a job! 

There are a lot of homeless Samoan kids in California (drugs and crimes). Hawaii is a land of opportunity --- you choose to live your life the way you want!

I wish you all the best and hope you will be able to provide a steady home for your kids.

 

Chicago 


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