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Life Lessons From the People of Hawaii


It’s no secret that Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. With turquoise blue water, lush greenery and tropical plants and flowers at every turn, Hawaii more than lives up to its nickname; Paradise of the Pacific. With all of this surrounding beauty, it’s of little surprise that the people of Hawaii are happier than those in most other states, and they live longer too! According to data, people in Hawaii live an average of 3 years longer than residents in any other state, and life expectancy in the islands ranks fifth longest in the world proving that there are a few life lessons we could all stand to learn from the people of Hawaii.

Get Outside

Thanks to the year-round beautiful climate in Hawaii, there is no shortage of outdoor activities and Hawaii’s residents take full advantage. Whether its water sports, hiking, lounging on one of Hawaii’s incredible beaches or simply enjoying a backyard cookout with friends and family, spending time in the great outdoors is good for your health. In addition to keeping depression at bay, sunshine also helps your body produce vitamin D for strong bones and increased protection from metabolic syndrome and heart disease. Deep breaths of fresh air can help clear your lungs and improve oxygen transfer to your body’s cells, and people who spend time outside tend to sleep better than those who don’t.

Slow Down

It may be a running joke in many parts of the world but “island time” is real and it has nothing to do with the actual time zone. What island time refers to is the laid back, relaxed approach to life and work. In Hawaii, people aren’t running the “rat race” the way they do in most other states. Sure, our jobs are important to us here, but the pressure typically associated with them is simply not the same which translates to much less stress.

Love Thy Neighbor

Hawaii is a cultural melting pot. Martin Luther King Jr. once said that Hawaii was “a noble example, of what has been accomplished in the area of racial harmony and racial justice”. Here in Hawaii we respect each other, appreciate the differences that make us unique, and we live in harmony. There is a strong sense of community throughout the islands and we value our time with friends, family and acquaintances alike. Strong, friendly relationships are a priority.

Live Aloha

To a tourist, Aloha is a salutation. It is used to say both hello and good-bye, but the actual spirit of Aloha goes well beyond anything you’ll find in a dictionary. In its simplest form, Aloha is love. It is energy, a life force and an entrance in to the collective whole. As any native Hawaiian will tell you, we don’t just say Aloha; we live it, breathe it, and we treat our visitors to true Aloha spirit every chance we get. Translated, Aloha means “Presence of Breath” or Breath of Life”. The ancient Hawaiians likened the ability to truly live the spirit of aloha with attaining spiritual enlightenment. Here in Hawaii, we take the Aloha spirit VERY seriously.

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