‘Life is precious and the choices we make determines our future’

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BY ELLISON VAHI

“YOUR life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself.” Dr highlighted.

Dr Jimmie Rodgers Bird, Secretary to the Prime Minister, in encouraging people about HIV, stated that whilst the disease is frightening, we can beat it, can get rid of it, and even if we have it, we can manage it as such as we have a normal life.

“It’s one of the diseases that have very few rules so to speak. And the rules come backs to us. Its behavioural, it’s attitudinal,” he said.

He said that it is not something that we get like TB germs that comes in because the infection comes in.

“One we know about them but we don’t care, and it only hits us after we get it then we regret it.”

He also said that, if it is a malaria, it is fine because we can treat and cure it. But once it is something incurable then we will regret that one time when we made a wrong judgement.

“As it reminds us, life is precious and the choices we make determines our future and its not ours but the families we have.

“It also reminds us of the responsibilities as there are certain things we do so easy that can put us on certain situation where we are compromised.

“We know we go out every time, young people, and old people. But the most important thing is to know what this exposes you to and what you can get out of those exposes.

“To know our responsibility is, not only to others, but most importantly to ourselves. And to be able to accept responsibility of whatever happens that we have to take it forward as well we have to make sure that we enjoy life.”

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