These people were really awesome, the conversations, humor and affinity was high. Stimulating. Cool.
In this social scene I met another married gentlemen who made a decision. He was going to move to Honolulu, marry a local girl, go to law school to be able to create a good life for his future family as he combined love, a solid career, family and his favorite lifestyle of sailing and anything on the water. So here he is...living in Honolulu, married and on his way to be an attorney. I am hearing this story a lot here. He isn't the first man to share with me. I wanted this, did everything to get it...and here I am....
These men create their visions and remain true to their desires. They appear joyful, happy and very much in love with their wives and lives. There's work involved, but they do it.
The topic of ethics comes up with one of the law students whom I was really enjoying his quick wit and wicked sense of humor. He was talking about his ethics class's and how his passion is human rights. And there I go...I ask...
"Have you ever read L Ron Hubbard's book "Ethics"
Oh, that was the right question to trigger the perfect internal storm for him. "Absolutely NOT but I did take a stand for the people who were tortured...." He went into it. I was riveted by his passionate stance.
We discussed the one fundamental flaw in any religion, organization, company, or group... Human's run these things. The higher one goes into a structured system, the more power, the more ego, the more ego the more twisted any organization can become.
We spoke about the insidious dark nature with some priests and how that hasn't really stopped the catholic church from continuing to grow and have millions of people believe. We pitched situations such as a person living on a remote island who didn't have any access to a bible or no one told them a word about religion, do they go automatically to hell? How can you believe what you don't know, you don't know about? And what if these fictional humans revere nature, feed each other, love each other, help one another...do they still go to hell? It's all very suspicious.
We talked about the nature of the human brain, faith and the need to belong, to fit some place.
At some point, the human rights law student checked back in to make sure he wasn't too harsh with me. I didn't think he was, I thought he was awesome and totally in his passion. He mentioned he was working on being a little less strong in social situations.
I said "I bet you were on the debate team in school and I bet you were the best." Turns out...he was in the nationals. He was that good!! But he shared, the higher up you go into the system of the debate contests...the more vicious it gets and he did not like that at all...
So we circled right back to the theory....
The higher people go...the weirder, darker and more twisted something has the possibility of getting. And I don't have much experience with those things because I only go where the leadership is strong and the technology works. I say thank you and add those things to my tool box and move on, before it gets weird, dark or twisty.
It was such a wonderful evening. We just shared and moved on to other topics.
There are actually 10000 kanji (Characters) in the Japanese Language. The lovely woman from Japan sitting next to me said "No one will ever know the language as fully as it is, I don't even know it yet myself"