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True independence starts in the mind and with what you can do NOW!

If you don’t like the state of the country, commit yourself to changing it. You don’t have to be in politics to do it. If there is trash outside your fence, pick it up. It is not the job of city and town authorities to pick it up for you. If people aren’t doing it, commit time to teaching them what is right.

It takes time and effort. Nobody gets paid. Don’t expect rewards. Building a country doesn’t work that way. If you have a job, If you are employed, arrive 15 minutes early every day. Work one extra for free. If you are unemployed or work for yourself, think about ways to help your community instead of being a burden on those around you. Fix the potholes in your road. Yes. Your road. Not the government’s road.

Make sure the children in your neighborhood, your community, your family go to school on time. Help your relatives start businesses. Help your brothers and sisters create employment. Help them to be independent.

Why should employment be created only by “foreign investors?” Why should we work for slave wages when it is in our hands to create work for our own people? If we are to work for pay, it must be for ourselves and for our own countrymen and women who understand the complexities of PNG society and the family obligations that come with it. Our systems are different.

Teach the youth in the community about the the true reasons why the powers that be allow alcohol to exist and allow for the troubles it causes to go unabated. Teach them about the slavery of mind and spirit caused by alcohol. We have great opportunities here in this country.

We have a young country waiting to be mounded into how we want it to be. It starts with the little actions, hard work and consistency.

Stop sending lazy petitions to heaven when you have not done the work here on earth. Stop demanding for an end to corruption when you turn up late for work and mistreat your fellow Papua New Guinean.

Shame the government into acting by being better than your leaders. Only an independent thinking people will choose leaders that represent them.

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