Nothing eloquent, smart or necessarily well grounded

Nothing eloquent, smart or necessarily well grounded

You have so much privilege that goes unnoticed it can become unintentional entitlement that I know many don’t want to have. and surf yoga or want to live the island life or get a condo and write Hawai’ian tiki mystery novels or something…islands are small! Each person takes space. I think the ultimate question to ask would be ‘How would I take up that space, what is that space I’m taking in the first place, and how would I truly (i.e. not in theory or through one perspective) bring something to that space that would contribute to the whole.’ And when I say the whole, I mean by the standard of the indigenous people whose land you are somehow allowed to come on whenever you want without permission–but shouldn’t… Maybe that’s could be a fair question to seek understanding for. You might find a good answer that leads you to move there into a space you can live and thrive in and bring life to, but then you’ll be doing it with motives that you are aware of and will make decisions and have perspective that will make you a good foreigner transplant!

Just ideas and feelings. But I would love to see more articles like this helping people get a more dimensional image /perception of what may be an ideal or limited picture. Definitely has been thought-provoking to read the article directed at a demographic considering or even already making plans; and then all of the comments I was able to…even though I didn’t think this article was relevant to the reason I found this site, it actually was along with other articles that indirectly kinda gave me the perspective I needed to hear about some questions I had. Mahalo Jeff!

Let’s remember that a culture based on entitlements, where others become obligated to you, even to learn your culture, is an unsustainable culture based in forced labor. …