Tauiina o Talavou ma Fana

Ua ou nofosala i le faʻamamaina o Fale Gaosi ii i Indiana pei o le isi tamaloa. Pe a ou mafaufau i le gaosiga o galuega, ou te vaʻaia se aliʻi i ufiufi faia ni monotonous gaosiga laina laina faʻapotopotoga galue pea lava pea. O laʻu vaʻaiga atonu e le ese mai talavou i aso nei, e ui.

O le gaosiaina ma le faʻavasegaina o ni mea e le fiafia ai. Ua matutua i latou. Latou te fiu. E faigata ona faʻailoaina i latou i se isi lava ala! O le mea moni o le gaosiaina ma le faʻafouina o mea e leai se mea ae le manaia, e ui. Gaosi equates i maoaʻe, maualuga-saosaoa otometi. Logistics tutusa i faigata laʻau faʻataʻitaʻiga faʻatasi ma le manaia o loʻo tupuola faʻatekonolosi pei o laufanua faʻamatalaga faʻamatalaga.

talavou7O le fesili o faʻafefea e se setete atoa suia le ala malo, matua ma fanau mafaufau e uiga ia te oe ae o le tele o tagata latou te leʻo iloaina le mea moni oe? Mautinoa, faʻailoaina o faʻatauga, faʻatauga faʻapitoa i tagata faʻamalosi e pei o le aufaipolokiki ma faiaʻoga o le a fesoasoani. Ae faʻafefea ona e faʻatatauina tagata tonu e te manaʻomia e faʻatumuina le selau o afe o galuega i ni nai tausaga? O se fesili na tuʻuina mai ia te aʻu i lenei aoauli… oka se mea!

I se setete pei o Indiana, lea na faʻamautu ai le hubris o le 4-tausaga kolisi (o le mea lena tatou te iloa ai, a ea?), Faʻafefea ona e faʻatosina mai taleni talavou e fefaʻatauaʻi polokalame ma 2 tausaga kolisi fefaatauaiga? Ou te manatu o se faʻatatauga faʻatolu:

  1. Faamautinoaina influencers iloa le oona moni o fuainumera. Ole toʻatele o tamaiti aʻoga e amata ile 4 tausaga aʻoga e le maeʻa a latou tikeri. Ma oi latou e mauaina faʻailoga tikeri o le latou faʻailoga… o le toʻatele o loʻo faigata ona saili ni galuega taua. O se faʻatosina e talanoa ia latou C + tamaiti aʻoga i totonu o le 4 tausaga tikeri polokalama atonu e le o faia ia i latou ni mea fiafia. Ole maaa faigata lea e folo!
  2. Faamautinoa matua iloa avanoa e talanoaina ai latou ma a latou fanau. I loʻu atalii o aʻoga o ia o se tamaititi aʻoga feololo - ma o le militeli lea e tuʻituʻi i lona faitotoʻa i aso uma. Na amata Pili ile IUPUI ae o lea ua fuga mai ile faʻalua-mamalu tele ile Matematika ma le fisiki. O loʻo amata foʻi ona ia faʻatosina mai sikolasipi ma galue e aʻoaʻo isi tamaiti aʻoga i le Iunivesite.

    O le ma manatu ma laʻu tama tama lea - ana leai ni a matou mea taua mo ana aʻoga, semanu e faigofie lava ona talanoa i le militeli. O aʻu o se fitafita tuai ma ou te le salamo i le filifiliga - ae ou te leʻi iloa sa i ai aʻu filifiliga i lona matua. Na ia (ma faia) filifiliga! Afai o le 4 tausaga tikeri polokalama e le i galue, o lona uiga o ia o se tulaga ese aʻoga aʻoga faʻamoemoega (aisea e foliga leaga ai?). Peitai, ma te leʻi iloa lena mea.

  3. Matua moni lava i soʻo se taumafaiga tau maketiina o le taulaʻiga lava ia. O i tonu e pa ai le auala i le paʻu. Ou te le popole poʻo le a le lelei o lau aʻafiaga o faʻataʻitaʻi ma maketi i Tina ma Tama ... pe a fai e te le o faʻaaogaina nei tamaiti i luga o le laupapa, o le a e faʻaletonu. O fea la e te maua ai i latou? Facebook? Twitter? Feaveaʻi? Taʻaloga Vitio? I le Aʻoga? Autalavou Vaega?

Ioe, e te mauaina i latou i soʻo se mea. Sa matou faia se galuega lelei i le aʻoaʻoina o le ma fanau ia fausia a latou lava faʻailoga, mafaufau ese, maua le fiafia ... o lona uiga o mea na o latou faia. E mafai ona e mauaina loʻu afafine aveina o ata ma faʻasoaina atu. O loʻo faʻataʻitaʻia foʻi e Katie lana ata puʻe ata ma lana ata puʻeata. Ma ioe, luga o le Instant Messenger ma lana telefoni feaveaʻi. E i ai taimi, e faʻatasitasi ai ma ana uo ma taʻalo Papa Faʻa.

My atalii blog (sporadically), o luga o le Facebook ma auai i isi ana uo musika i MySpace. E ese mai i lena, oe o le a maua o ia i le sili ona fiafia i ai hangouts, Le Ipu Bean (na ia faamauina aʻu) ma Fale Wafle… Ioe, Waffle House.

O talavou e iai a latou filifiliga i nei aso ma o loʻo tauivi mo a latou lava agavaʻa. E toʻaitiiti, pe a fai e iai, o uo a loʻu ataliʻi ma loʻu afafine e fouvale e pei ona matou faia a o ou talavou. Ua faaleagaina i latou. E i ai a latou meataalo. O loʻo ia latou le Initaneti. E i ai le tasi i le tasi. Latou te le fiafia i ituaiga poʻo le puleaina. Latou te fiafia i le lanumeamata. Latou te mananaʻo e sefe le lalolagi… poʻo le a lava lona uiga.

Maua i le autalavou i nei aso manaʻomia sili atu nai lo ni nai lelei-fuafuaina infiltration metotia o aso ua mavae. Ou te manatuaina na pau lava le mea e tatau ona faia e Nike o le tamoe i latou ata fou i se tifaga e lavea ai faʻatau. Aso nei, e manaʻo tamaiti e suʻe le pea sneakers e leai seisi.

Afai o le a e sailia ni talavou, e sili ona e aumaia se fana. Pulefaʻatumu Google, YouTube, Flickr, Facebook (atonu ua fai si matua tele), MySpace, o le musika nofoaga, o le faleoloa, vitio taʻaloga, telefoni feʻaveaʻi ma le lotoifale Kafe Faleʻoloa poʻo Waffle House atonu o se lelei amata!

O laʻu fautuaga atonu e faigofie ona saunia se nofoaga mo talavou e be nai lo le oi le mea latou e. Ou te iloa le talisapaia o le ma fanau o vaega a le autalavou ma vaega a le Ekalesia e mafai ai ona latou tafafao, talanoa, taʻalo i taʻaloga vitio, ma maua ai pea se feau sili. Latou te leʻi omai i taimi uma mo le feʻau, ae na latou omai foʻi mo le tasi ma le isi! O lena nofoaga e le manaʻomia le avea ma piliki ma sima faʻavaeina, e mafai ona avea ma se sili nofoaga i luga ole laiga.

O ou mafaufauga? Ata ma se pou lelei i luga ole Teen Marketing maua i le vaaiga blog.

4 Faamatalaga

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    Great post! Gives me more to think about, I’ve got a number of years before my two kids are teens, but I know it will fly by before I know it. I think one of the worst things we do is push kids into college when they’re really not ready for it. There are other options: military, trades, service organizations.

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    Also, not everyone wants to be in an office or a lab all day. There’s many kids who have been chained to a desk for the past 13 years, who would rather be up and doing something other than typing. Manufacturing isn’t just for C students. I’ve known some brilliant people in trade jobs who would rather be up and doing something physical.

    It makes me think of Office Space where Peter is finally happy to be working on a cleanup crew instead of being in a cubicle.

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      Michelle,

      You’re absolutely right and I hope I didn’t come across as stating that somehow these jobs were for below average students. My point is just the opposite – these jobs are both exciting, technologically advanced, lead to very well paying careers AND DON’T require a 4 year degree. Some of them don’t even require a 2 year!

      It’s really just an overlooked industry. Everyone thinks that to be successful you need a Bachelor’s nowadays. While I would state that that’s a good ‘insurance policy’ it may not be the most enjoyable and fruitful route for a young person who wants a challenging and rewarding career!

      Thanks so much for your thoughts!
      Doug

      PS: I LOVE Office Space!

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    Great post doug.
    Being a “millennial” I def. agree with everything you have said here.

    Meet them where they are, and take a line of coke with that shotgun. You are going to need it.

    PC Load letter what the #$@# does that mean?

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