“Ua ao Hawaiʻi ke ʻōlino nei mālamama.” (Source: ʻŌlelo Noʻeau #2773)

“Hawaiʻi is enlightened, for the brightness of day is here.”

Hawaiʻi is in an era of enlightenment [because old ideas are acknowledged and adopted].

Scientific research tells us that innovation and creativity becomes more likely when old ideas are mixed with new ones. Breakthroughs occur when different perspectives come together.

One of the best sources for “old new” or “new old” ideas is ancestral practices that have allowed Hawaiians to sustain and prosper for over a millennia.

StarMapStar Compass. Courtesy: Polynesian Voyaging Society

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