Hawaii August 20, 2015
14 Reasons Why People In Hawaii Should Be Proud Of Their State
Living in Hawaii, there is plenty to brag about besides the killer weather and beach trips. After all, I see the hashtag #LuckyWeLiveHawaii nearly every day. So, here are 14 reasons everyone in Hawaii should be proud to call the Aloha State home.
1) Everyone wants to visit Hawaii for vacation – which means that we definitely have it all together, right?
2) The Aloha State is the healthiest state in America according to the private poll America’s Health Rankings, and has been in the top six since the rankings began in 1990.
3) Hawaii was ranked second in America in the Gallup Healthyways Well-Being Index, which measures physical and emotional health, well-being, and happiness.
4) The first African American President was born in our great state.
5) Hawaii was once a monarchy, which makes for some pretty interesting history.
6) And the only royal palace on United States soil sits in our state’s capitol.
7) Hawaii is steeped with cultural heritage, and history.
8) And our state is truly is a melting pot of cultures, religions, people, and food.
9) We are the only state with our own native language.
10) People who live in Hawaii are much more relaxed than those on the mainland.
11) Though the cost of living here may be outrageous, Hawaii has many options for free entertainment – including the best beaches in the world, and amazing hiking.
12) Hawaii is a forerunner in the field of astronomy, with one of the country’s most impressive observatories sitting atop Mauna Kea.
13) Punahou School, located in Honolulu, is the largest independent school in the United States. It was also ranked as the “greenest school in America” in 2006. Even if your school rivaled Punahou in high school, it’s still an impressive accomplishment for the state.
14) We live and work in a location that often feels like another country – but we still have the privileges, rights, and benefits of being American citizens.
So, tell us, what makes you proud to live in Hawaii?