For my family and friends ™ (haolegirl) wrote,
For my family and friends ™
haolegirl

Whenever people ask me about Hawai'i => Brutal Honesty

I usually get two types of questions: One is usually about how much I miss Hawai'i. It should be obvious that I miss Hawai'i but a combination of surviving and a MAN whom I love and who loves me force me to stay on the continental U.S. Of course I "own" property in Hawai'i so I'm a tax payer who can and will bitch and moan when it comes to my taxes used in Hawai'i. Of course it should be irrelevant if one is a tax payer or not but some people like to point out that only taxpayers have a say locally. Well... I'm a property tax payer so there is my say heh

The second type of question is one that is difficult for me to answer. These people usually ask me for suggestions when they move or visit Hawai'i. However, I do not encourage people to visit or move to Hawai'i. Why? Because by doing so their existence diminishes the indigenous flora, fauna, and people so if anyone asks me for advice about moving to Hawai'i... then I tell them the truth. Why lie? I'd rather be honest though brutal than have them contribute to the extinction of the native people, places, and things. Then again respect for people, places, and things are rare these days and so far I have met very few people who are respectful.

Do you feel guilty for wanting to visit Hawai'i?

Do you feel guilty for wanting to move to Hawai'i?

If so... you should.

Of course I am not referring to those local people who have contributed to Hawai'i like plantation workers and their progeny. (They helped Hawai'i become what it is today.) Instead I am referring to the following people:

1) Those who move to the Hawaiian Islands in order to study at any one of the schools. By doing so they contribute to the extinction of native people, places, and things.

2) Those who move to the Hawaiian Islands in order to work there and to "enjoy" Hawai'i. By working there and by being there, they contribute to the extinction of native people, places, and things.


Anyway guilt is a bad, bad thing. So is ruining the earth and some of its native people.

Feel guilty now?

Good.
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