Leave Samoa alone
Re: About the tax debate
There are some things that need changes and some that don’t need changes. Samoa has its ways, which makes Samoa, Samoa.
I have lived abroad for years and traveled the world and have encountered different nationalities and their way of thinking.
It makes me proud of being a Samoan, a place I call home and how my rooted mind was developed. A faifeau is a line we must not cross.
Aua o Samoa, ei iai le va o mea.
Just like how I was taught not to talk when grown folks talk. E ke ulaula i seisi mea, ae o le ave feau a le Alii, aua Tima, my mom would say.
For a greater developed country is what every leader should strive for.
But everything comes with a price.
We may succeed in a developed country, at the cost of losing our tradition and our Samoan way.
I applaud those in seats who run countries, because I cannot do it.
However, if I were asked, I would simply smile and say. Be content. Samoa is good the way it is. Don’t tarnish it!