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Thursday, October 2, 2008


Aloha Kakou,

I hope you all enjoyed meeting my dad. He will be around to help out and to inspire each of you to the best you can do.

Our homework includes:

1. Math
2. Project Work
3. All overdue writing assignments
4. Camp Forms and Money for it.

Please don't forget to take care of business!!!

Kumu Feki

A student's mana'o

Recently there was an assignment to write on what Nainoa Thompson said to our HLC 'ohana at the mahalo celebration for 'Ulumua. He said something to the effect that we don't grow when its easy, we grow when its hard. And he also talked about our values making our core. The following is what one of our students wrote. I still await a majority of the classe's thoughts. Enjoy!

The question is, What did he mean by saying you don't grow when it's easy? What was the point that Nainoa Thompson was trying to get across when he made this statement?

My first thought when I read this was, Is this supposed to make sense? After repeating it to myself a few times and thinking about this quote. I thought about growing up, and how hard its said to be. The challenges. The many different paths people take. This made me think a lot about how people actually do learn, the process. This doesn't certainly have to mean growing physical wise, but more mental. Expanding your view and understanding certain things.

Growing. Another thing that it made me think about when I read this, Is about school. There could be things that seem to be easy credit at first, but its only until you actually start to work and apply yourself that you notice all the work that has to be done. Don't underestimate. Very little do things come easy. There's always some way that you have to work for what ever it is your going for. This quote could mean many things, it all depends how you look at it. You don't learn when things are handed to you.

Values are an essential to life, you use them daily even though you may not notice. I could easily define my values of being something like, striving for the highest, taking care of my responsibilities, and helping one another. Then again I cant promise that I actually use those values daily. I don't have certain values for myself. I usually just try to do what is common sense and not fall behind. Its hard to define what values actually are, in my opinion.

Its easier to value something, then to define values for me. For myself, its easier to view something that has great value to yourself, such as family & friends. I value a lot of things. I value my family, people that support & help me, my school, things I am given, possibilities that are available to myself. I also do value my life. I value the life I was given and the options that I am given. This isn't everything I value, but a brief part. I value a lot of people and things, Overall I think that everyone has much things to be thankful for and that they value.


E 'Ulumua Kakou!
Let us find our way forward together!
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