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Old 01-03-2013, 11:37 AM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Do Hawaiians get "island fever" since they can't drive into another state as on the mainland? What about haoles that cone over from the mainland? do they get depressed trying to adjust the limited amount of space and ability to drive to new places?
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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Why would we want to drive to another state? Do the folks who live in Kansas and Montana get depressed that they can't go surfing?
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:54 AM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Why would we want to drive to another state? Do the folks who live in Kansas and Montana get depressed that they can't go surfing?
If you're used to driving a lot and there's end to the land in sight, is it an adjustment when you stay in Hawaii for a few months?
people in Kansas probably don't know much about surfing. OUt of sight, Out of mind.
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:07 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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If you are worried about it, best to pick a different place to live where you can go out and drive 2,000 miles for fun.

How many times every year do you drive to another state?
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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If you use the Search function, you'll find this question has been asked and answered before.

Basically, it pretty much doesn't occur as a problem for native born Hawaiians (or from other islands), but it is a problem for a certain percentage of folks who move to Hawai'i from the mainland.

Basically, if you do a lot of driving just to get out and drive... you like the lure of the wide open spaces... you get bored being in the same place, seeing the same things all the time... you very well could have a problem living on the islands, sure. And for some, the thought of being in such a remote place... 2,500 miles out in the ocean, surrounded by ocean... gets to them, and they feel itchy to get back to "solid ground."
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Kahala
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I'm fevering in Vegas right now and it's freezing!!
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:28 PM
 
Location: East Fallowfield, PA
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I was born and raised in California and for relaxation or just to get away and think, I would drive - just drive. So when I lived on Oahu, when I wanted to do the same thing, I drove around the island. Beautiful scenery and the ocean views were actually nicer than some of those, at least for me, in Southern California.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Lawai
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If you use the Search function, you'll find this question has been asked and answered before.

Basically, it pretty much doesn't occur as a problem for native born Hawaiians (or from other islands), but it is a problem for a certain percentage of folks who move to Hawai'i from the mainland.
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Huh? So you're saying that Hawaiians born on the islands won't have a problem, but others who are born on the islands will? Where'd you come up with that?
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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Huh? So you're saying that Hawaiians born on the islands won't have a problem, but others who are born on the islands will? Where'd you come up with that?
It's an old figure of speech. "Native born Hawaiians" means anyone born in Hawai'i, just as "Native born Americans" means anyone born in the USA.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:27 PM
 
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It's an old figure of speech. "Native born Hawaiians" means anyone born in Hawai'i, just as "Native born Americans" means anyone born in the USA.
To me, a "Native born Hawaiian" has Hawaiian koko (blood). Here is anModerator cut: link removed, linking to competitor sites is not allowedexplanation that follows my line of thinking:

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THE STATE CITIZENS:

People who live in Hawaii or who come from Hawaii are not all referred to as Hawaiians.

What is a Hawaiian native? According Section 3, Definitions, of Senate Bill No. 147, March 2005, sponsored by Senator Daniel Akaka,

(1) ABORIGINAL, INDIGENOUS, NATIVE PEOPLE. - The term "aboriginal, indigenous, native people" means people whom Congress has recognized as the original inhabitants of the lands that later became part of the United States and who exercised sovereignty in the areas that later became part of the United States.

In 2005, the Associated Press updated its stylebook to reflect these distinctions. According to an article in the Hawaii Star-Bulletin,

"From now on, Hawaiians will be used only to describe members of the ethnic group indigenous to the Hawaiian Islands. 'Hawaii resident' or 'islander' describes anyone who lives in the state."

People who are native to Hawaii are called Hawaiians. People who live in Hawaii but are not native Hawaiians, even if born in the state, are referred to as Hawaii residents or islanders.
Sometimes words and phases mean different things to different people. Age, area you were raised, generation, etc., all affect what people "think" a word means. Another word that has differing understandings of it meaning is kama`aina. Talk to 3 people, you'll probably get three different ideas.

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