Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) - Positivity, trust, sharing, hope are some key points on which a group of students from the Don Bosco Technical School, Gabutu, confronted each other during the "Chat Room" program, of the Tribe 92 FM radio station, dedicated and focused on young people in Papua New Guinea.
In times of Covid, amidst so much despair and negativity, young Papuans urged peers to maintain a confident mood despite the difficulties, to trust in God to overcome any obstacle.
The focus of the meeting was the importance of positivity in all its forms and solidarity. Among those present there were those who defined a positive mentality as the springboard towards success in life by the grace of God.
In the note sent to Agenzia Fides, a youngster often defines the moment of growth as a source of confusion and distraction. "We must therefore always remain positive and strive to be the best version of ourselves to inspire others towards ever higher goals", he said.
"To develop a positive mental structure in a young person - said another student - the path starts from us and with what we are taught in our homes. If we are constantly encouraged, a positive mind will emerge which will be reflected in our person".
"In the past I was not as confident as I am today - adds another student. I was following a negative path until I enrolled at DBTS, where I was reminded of my personal values".
"At DBTS we also have Family Days where my father has always been present to give me his support. He encouraged me to participate in school activities and knowing that he is there is a great motivation for me".
To conclude the debate, a student highlighted the three essential characteristics necessary to make a positive mind prevail. "The presence of God in our lives must take precedence in everything we do, secondly we must be able to rely on people to relate to, and finally let ourselves be guided by a strong practice of self-discipline", he said. Facebook and social media are isolating people, there is a need to disconnect and reconnect to the people around us.
"Continue to be the inspiration for many young people", said Fr. Ambrose Pereira sdb, Secretary for Social Communications of the Bishops' Conference of PNG and Solomon Islands, thanking the young for sharing their optimism, their genuineness and their beliefs. (AP) (Agenzia Fides, 29/5/2020)