A relative brought me some Fiji newspapers and magazines this week and it was interesting to compare the Fiji Sun and Fiji Times. So different. Now, to the topic. I am sick and tired of the term 'change the mindset' that is bandied around a lot in Fiji particularly from a particular political point of view. It is assuming that people have the wrong mindset - or point of view - or prejudice or frame of reference about life in Fiji. I think this is actually rude because it is putting down people as ignorant. Even a talatala at Centenary was using this term, according to a story in the Fiji Sun - which is of course a newspaper that is slanted in one direction and loves such a term as 'change the mindset'. The Methodist Church in Fiji already has an excellent spokesperson in the media, but I don't think Rev Bhagwan uses this term. It's alright to present ideas to attempt to influence people but you have to be respectful and just offer different ideas, not to say to change your mindset that is wonky!