Sunday, June 21, 2015
musumusuga o le afiafi...
There is this ingrained, established structure that is owned by a group of people who have been here for a long time. They are hereby referred to 'the establishment'.
They do things in a manner which emphasises culture (whatever that may be) and hierarchy.
They are influencers of many. They command authority and control.
What saddens me a lot is seeing the above cohort, stifle debate for the rest of those who identify as Pacific and hold onto opportunities without helping others.
What is truly exciting today is that MORE AND MORE people, have outgrown the above group, or rather, there are more people who are being innovative and proactive about the challenges we face today.
That, my 3 readers, is what excites me.
Own it. Speak your truth. Embrace our cultures but live in Today. Value our traditions and take what's important and apply it to your life today.
Ia manuia la'asaga o le vaiaso.