Yes, the islands and locals are beautiful people. I mean inside. There is definitely an acceptance and general feeling of love here so unlike the mainland. Even if one encounters a judgemental or rude person, there is more positive here than negative. But, it does concern me that this will change. I've seen negative changes even during my time here. These negative aspects have even affected my employment in the past and my current relationship. My boyfriend is from here yet not. So, there are times that I feel like he is forcing me to assimilate or to be a mirror image of himself....the generalised requirement of assimilating in the U.S. This "requirement" is more American influenced than Hawaiian influenced. For example, if I do not speak a certain way or use words he thinks I should then I am reprimanded harshly for this. This same treatment also was very common on the mainland. For example, my boyfriend will say that I do not have to like football to acclimate but yet I have to fulfill HIS American requirements. So, this "assimilation" American requirement causes even relationship issues revolving around lack of tolerance and acceptance- whether it be friend, boyfriend, husband, adult children, employer, acquaintance, customer, etc.<quoted text>
I would love to move to Hawaii (or islands) been 3x. So many people do though.
I think I am going to contact the International Organisation of Pluralism. It's a movement very similar to what I have been posting on many threads. I believe it's a good place to start with removing hatred and control and supremacy. I also want to find out which countries are currently adopting this philosophy.