Global Plays, Academic Languages, and Hawaiian Thinkers
I think too often that with the majority even English here in Hawaii is a second language. In my time in Hawaii I’ve found that Hawaiians are very intelligent and communicate that in emotional and nonverbal ways. As an educator I would recommend that Hawaiians take the time to learn academic languages, regardless of their stigma here on Oahu of being associated with unwanted strangers. Those that are culturally Hawaiian should better have the ability to communicate their vast knowledge to the whole. That would open up highly-skilled positions overseas.
People in positions of power overseas with a knowledge of the islands culture take care of the islands. Hawaiians should truly separate from the past of being ruled by people with no knowledge of island culture. They have to do this by making friends with those of different cultures that have a majority power.
It would be interesting to approach families in different income ranges to theoretically balance our national budget to see what the primary differences in fund allocations are. We have a great thinktank at home. I would be particularly interested in the replies of low income families with children.
The physical body of Hawaii, its distinguishing characteristic as a vacation spot, is what is commodified and sold. What is interesting is that after living here for a year I find the people here place a similar value system on the physical human form of themselves and the people that move here. Perhaps this is the cycle of use or remanifestation of the traumatization of the native people. A kind of reiterization of, “That’s all you’re good for”.
People of age, old people, the elderly, “people that still got it”, people that are still 39, have some self respect and date people in your age group. How can you expect someone else to appreciate an old body when you cant even do that.
Don’t cross your legs here like you do on the mainland. Instead, cross your heels and put them under your seat.