By GRACE AUKA UPNG journalism student
STUDENTS must have these three important virtues – respect, compassion and integrity – in life so that they will be able to create the future they want and deserve.
PNG liquefied natural gas (LNG) project management training and development officer Patti McNulty made
this remark during the Grade 12 graduation at Caritas Technical Secondary School on Tuesday.
She said Caritas had educated and helped a lot of young women who have become successful in life.
“We have to educate more women so that they can contribute to the development of the country.
“I believe Caritas has done a lot, both academically and technically,” she said.
McNulty, who was the keynote speaker, said respect, compassion and integrity were the three important virtues that every man, woman and child, including the graduate, must have in order to build up values and to succeed in life.
“Respect is an attitude of honouring ourselves and others.
“If we want to be respectful, we must respect ourselves because respect helps people to build values,” she said.
She added that compassion helped us to understand ourselves.
“If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
“Integrity is standing up to what you believe in, learn from it, think for yourself and do not follow the crowd.”
She said these could pave the way for all of us to be successful in life.
These three important virtues could have a great impact and influence others in what they in turn to do.
“As you graduate from this school, I wish you all the best in your life, and remember to practise these three important virtues in life,” she said.