Anasa Tawake, Suva
For the past few days we have been exposed to issues of unforgiveness from our political leaders through the media; politics aside, budget aside, free education aside, rugby aside, etc, etc.
Politicians take note: You must heal in order to lead. You have to let go of the things that have hurt you to ensure that they don’t rise up and cause pain to someone else. I realised that meant that leaders have to forgive. The most inspiring leaders I know aren’t interested in winning—they’re interested in succeeding. I think it’s crucial to remember that sometimes success is not possible if we insist on winning. There is no weakness in forgiveness. In fact, I think that leadership often begins only where forgiveness begins. I wonder what values are being inculcated by our politicians into our future generation.
Is it, let’s breed a generation of unforgiving Fijians?