Pearls of wisdom seemed to be dripping from the mouth of Fiji's self-appointed prime minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, this week.
He also harped on again about nation building. He said: "There is too much laxity among Fijians (therefore) we are not able to achieve the dreams and goals we once had. We are not working hard, instead we are always waiting for Government to help us."
Bainimarama chided people saying Fijians were blessed with land and they need "to work together as a family, mtaqali, tikina, village and with our brothers and sisters who now call Fiji their home. We need to change our mindset. It is time we work together for a better Fiji."
He also had the temerity to tell people not to fight for land because it would not bring anything but overgrown property. "We cannot go back to the land issue every time. We all know that land is a big issue but no one is going to take it with him/her to the grave yard."
Let's hope the military strongman is himself living a life that is exemplary; one that Fijians can look to and want to follow instead of despise.