Friday, September 26, 2008

Perhaps the most dangerously endangerered aspect of Hawaii. . .

. . .is the island lifestyle.

At this moment which taking on a non-materialistic lifestyle becomes critical to one's very well-being, it is very disheartening to see the slow-moving, easy going, family and leisure time Pacific values being lost to consumerism, development, and legislation--especially legislation--being crafted with the specific goal of outlawing what some see as "sub-standard" existences. It is especially sad, I think, to see the young guys who have compromised their own tradition for big trucks, chrome, hip-hop paraphernalia or otherwise mainland, pre-packaged, consumerist "attitude" who now stand to lose the whole works to high fuel prices, unemployment and a chronically bad economy.

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