Beach Walk 127 – “Poor” Language Skills

I’m back! I am certain that all your well wishes got me over the flu bug so fast.

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Fortunately, I was so sick yesterday that I virtually passed out, and hardly remember a thing! (Except it was beyond miserable tossing it up repeatedly in the wee dark hours of the morning.) It’s one of those mind-body things – I do believe that we can affect change across vast distances. Mahalo nui loa to everyone who left comments, sent emails, said silent prayers, and doused me with pills and potions.

One of my intentions in life is to clear up discrepancies in the energy, and teasing apart the nuance of language is one of the most efficient ways to do that. Words seem to have taken on some very emotional charges over time, and that does not always reflect accurately their original definitions.

Poor: lacking sufficient money to live at what society considers a normal life
Poor is often tied to destitute.
Destitute: without the basic necessities of life
In English, two separate words and concepts. In Hawaiian, the same word for both poor and destitute. I think of poor as having the basics but no luxuries whatsoever, while destitute is truly in need, a homeless person vs. a person with very modest shelter living month to month more or less.

So a little clean-up of my own in this show, and a great call on the conch line from Steve in Texas.

Hawaiian words
ʻili.hune: poor, destitute, poverty

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  1. I’m glad too see that you are feeling better!