Make thoughtful decisions

Life is all about moving forward; a firm opinion from Esau Nofoilo of Fasito’o uta. 

“In recent years, we have seen so many changes in our country which affect teenagers.”

“I personally think that life is moving too fast. I don’t mean to judge, but youth nowadays are just blindly accepting foreign trends.”

“Yes it’s fast but we need to move forward in a thoughtful way; not a thoughtless way.” 

Esau lives in Fasito’o uta with his parents and four siblings. 

He dedicates his life to taking care of his family. 

He’s 27 years old, devoted to working on the family plantation. 

He loves helping his mom out with the day’s chores.

Esau believes in living life in the Samoan way because it’s easy and affordable.

“I love my family and that is most important.

“I know for a fact that the cost of living is expensive, but if you’re from a strong family that believes in unity and works together, I don’t see any struggle about it.

“Instead, just enjoy life to the fullest,” he said.

Esau is a very determined person. He enjoys life because he wants to hold on to the spirit of being a true Samoan. He is fully committed to church and believes in the power of prayer because he says it conquers everything.

“I love the way I’m living my life at the moment; I know it’s hard sometimes but it’s peaceful.” 

Asked if he hopes for a family of his own, Esau said yes.

“I want to build a family of my own but not now, not yet.

“Right now, I’m just focusing on taking care of my parents and helping them in any way I can. 

Esau is from a stable family, they have good access to water and electricity and his siblings are also employed in government jobs. 

Esau’s only concerns about life are the changes that are challenging Samoa these days.

“I believe that one of the reasons why our Samoan people are behaving like savages these days is because of too much influence from global trends.” 

 “It is therefore even more important to make the right choices. These choices will lead us into a stable future,” said the 27 year old.

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