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Old 06-26-2017, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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In my four decades on this earth, I don't think I've ever heard anything negative about Hawaii or Hawaiians.
I have but it is mostly rich spoiled people who did not like the locals or thought it was too expensive.
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Old 06-26-2017, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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It is by this guy

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/20/u...d.html?mcubz=0
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Old 06-26-2017, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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I don't think so at all. Actually I think most mainlanders are kind of fascinated by Hawaii. I know I am.
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Old 06-26-2017, 12:34 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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They can have a reputation for living on "island time" and taking a while to get things done. When most people talk about their laid back, slower pace of life it's usually not in a negative way.
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Old 06-26-2017, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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I have only heard praise about Hawaii, don't think I have ever heard anyone say anything bad about it.
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Old 06-27-2017, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I have only heard praise about Hawaii, don't think I have ever heard anyone say anything bad about it.
What most Canadians that I know, including myself say.

Love Hawaii overall. Love the scenery, the weather and most of all the incredibly beautiful beaches and the bath like ocean to swim in.

Negatives.

Expensive. Especially places like Maui.

Honolulu, mainly Waikiki. Plastic, fake, a shopping mall along the beach. Really good restaurants are far and few between, let alone the lack of variety. Best ones are the asian ones, or you have to go downtown.

People. Nice like most place I've been.

Could I live there? No. I'd get Island Fever pretty quick.
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Old 06-28-2017, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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No, I'd say Hawaii is universally liked. States like California, New York, Texas, Florida, New Jersey and others are polarising. Hawaii though, everyone loves Hawaii! I would never live there but don't think I would ever skip a chance to visit!

Also native Hawaiians, the few I've had the pleasure to meet, are extremely laid back and friendly people. Easy on the eyes, too.
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Old 06-30-2017, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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Maybe some Native Hawaiians harbor some grievances towards White people due to historical reason, but they are very nice towards Asians.

In fact, when the "Chinese Exclusion Act" was implemented, many Chinese hard labor who came to this country could not bring their spouses. So many married the Native Hawaiian girls. Now you see many Native Hawaiians with some funny last names like "Ah Ching". They are the descendants of Chinese grandfathers and Native Hawaiian grandmothers.
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Old 06-30-2017, 10:11 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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My mother and her husband kept a winter home in Honolulu for 17 years, and she held the native Hawaiians in the highest regard.
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Old 07-01-2017, 01:51 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I have found that for most mainlanders, the less they know about Hawaii, the more positively they regard it.

Which is to say, if all they know is what's in the tourist brochures, of course they think it is paradise. There is a general lack of knowledge about the state's real day-to-day challenges which are as potentially grim as any state on the mainland.
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