Folks, this is Hawai‘i, a place of “aloha.” Among
the definitions of “aloha”, in the Hawaiian dictionary,
are such words as “love”, “mercy”, “compassion”, “pity.” So,
focus on those words. Go ahead, pity the person in front of
you for the harm that he would have caused himself and you
(and you would have caused him if you could have gotten your
hands on him—and if you were bigger).
Be thankful that you are in Hawai‘i and show compassion
to that person. Give mercy onto him and wish him a safe drive
home. Love the fact that you are the better person in the situation.
Say good-bye (another meaning of “aloha”) to those
negative thoughts and greet your new character with a sense
So what are some things that you can do to drive with aloha?
Don’t rush. Many of us have busy schedules, trying to
go to school, making it to work on time, and of course, making
sure we get to those raging parties without missing anything.
Take your time. Don’t let life pass you by. Try giving
yourself extra time to get to and from each place.
Listen to your favorite tunes. Music “soothes the savage
breast” and eases people into a realm that makes them
a lot more patient and accepting.
Smell the plumerias. Roll down your windows, enjoy the scenery,
and take time to really appreciate the beauty of Hawai‘i.
Shaka. Give that hangloose sign to the person that you let
cut in front of you. You can share your space. No biggie.
Oh, and finally, if all else fails, just take The Bus!
The strike is over, so let the bus driver deal with
instead of you. After all, you have too many other
priorities in your
life to deal with.