Helen O kekai

National Parks
Honolulu, HI, United States

About Helen

Languages

English

I'm passionate about

People being empathetic and kind to each other BUT there are times when someone needs to take charge and shut up and/or people who are hurting other people!

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Helen O kekai
Posted almost 3 years ago
I believe the right to an education is a basic human right..what can we do to make that a reality?
Spell check won't always be there for you. One f in professors. And again I say to you tishe...Is education a "right"? is way too broad of a question. With the Amish, 8th grade is the highest level ever achieved in their closed communities...actually even allowed. In some countries, girls aren't even allowed in schools. And then we have "Howard Roark's" comment that anyone who wants to get the government involved is a complete dolt! (Ahh Thank you Ayn Rand for bringing up another generation of "egoistic" -correct spelling, NOT egotistic- selfish people who think Wall Street hedge fund mangers are the quintessential American success story)..Success equaling NOT your service to your fellow mankind, but owning a 10 million dollar penthouse in TriBeCa and owning a Bentley or two. Because we all just know that if you work very hard anyone can be a billionaire! What a bunch of horse patookey! Hey in some countries such as Somalia, millions of children are starving to death of malnutrition or dehydration secondary to not having potable water within a day's walking distance...before hitting the ages of 3 or 4. I'm sure Roark and the other 1% will decide that is God's plan to wipe out the unfit..Heck, they will probably even misquote Darwin on that one. Roark may call me a "bleeding heart liberal" or some other trashy nickname that he pickup from Faux News, but the Boston fireman who caught the child thrown from a third story window in an horrendous building fire is much more of a hard working person than any super trader on WS. but then we see living a certain lifestyle has a different meaning of success forth eHoward Roarks of hte world. tishe I presume you have read the idiocy of the "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand. It is the current "it" philosophy of the 1%. Of interest, the author of this book on egoism, selfishness, and narcissism was a Communist!
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Helen O kekai
Posted almost 3 years ago
I believe the right to an education is a basic human right..what can we do to make that a reality?
Well as a teacher...I should tell you that the plural for professors is professors, not the possessive form "professor's" as you wrote. And to say professors are over rated..well there is no comeback to such an asinine comment. So you are smarter than any teacher you have ever had? That is what professors are...teachers. And who are you to decide who rates your comments? You must live in a very isolated ivory tower where no one is allowed to speak unless you allow them! Ahh. the royalty!
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Helen O kekai
Posted almost 3 years ago
I believe the right to an education is a basic human right..what can we do to make that a reality?
Well we know your name isn't Howard Roark...I was responding to another message about parents being the only way to get an education. As for me, in 1965, I left home at 15..from a "1%" home and worked as a motel maid to finish high school. My parents disinherited me. But I worked very hard and my high school teachers worked with me so I could graduate. Instead of sitting in an English course, I wrote a thesis on the writers who influenced Shakespeare. In place of history class I wrote a lengthy paper on how other countries in Europe viewed the revolution in America. For math, I was given a series of advanced calculus equations to solve. I graduated at the top of a 1,000 student senior class despite not stepping foot in the high school and won full scholarships to a lot of good universities. BUT I HAD GREAT GENETIC MATERIAL! If you still feel I have no imagination..well... Hey Roark,anyone who thinks they are the lead character in an Ayn Rand book is not dealing with a full deck, mon ami! And my name is really o ke kai. It is Hawai'ian for "of the sea." I renovated a 50 foot sailboat and sailed the Pacific. I was lucky to inherit intelligence...but some kids don't have a chance in hell. If you grow up with drug-addicted parents, it takes a one in a million person to escape that turmoil. But with your self-centered Ayn Rand egoism, you don't give a shit about the less fortunate. I do! That is why I have a free medical clinic. And I work with gang members to get them into college. What have you done lately for anyone but yourself?
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Helen O kekai
Posted almost 3 years ago
I believe the right to an education is a basic human right..what can we do to make that a reality?
so tishe. If you have happen to be born to parents who are drug addicts and don't give a s*** about you, you shouldn't be allowed the chance to get an education? You say it MUST start with parents. Well you're screwed because your parents want drugs more than paying your tuition to Stanford! Tough luck kiddo! All these comments are ridiculous. You are trying to solve a question that has a million variables. Impossible to answer. But I think each country is really trying! And I hate politics entering the occasion, but at least President Obama of the USA has made it easier to get student loans by eliminating banks as the middle man. Each country is made better by the percentage of its citizens who are educated. The problem with this question is to what degree of education? 8th grade? high school. Baccalaureate degree..post-grad? No school..just learn by being outside? (I am being facetious here.) Narrow your question and you will get higher quality comments/answers. Whoops, my professor status is showing!
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Helen O kekai
Posted almost 3 years ago
I believe the right to an education is a basic human right..what can we do to make that a reality?
Hold on Jake! You are saying physical labor doesn't require any intelligence (Or as you say "very little intellect.") What an incredibly ridiculous, condescending thing to say! So a welder doesn't need any intellect? So it's easy to understand the different metals, fluxes, temperatures! And a plumber needs to know engineering, physics, hydraulics. Someone who builds homes needs to know mechanical engineering, trigonometry, stresses of joints, walls, electricity. You are gravely misinformed. I have one of the most physically demanding jobs in the world! A trauma nurse practitioner. Could you deal with motor vehicle crashes, picking up bodies off the road, then turning around and performing life-saving procedures? Heck you can't even spell or know how to use spell-check! "Opportunities" not "oppertunities" Your grammar and syntax are below 4th grade level. So-o-o let's put you into cotton harvesting. . How do you like being pigeon-holed?
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Helen O kekai
Posted almost 3 years ago
What, in your opinion, is the secret to Steve Jobs success?
Wisdom? What wise thing did he say besides "Do what you like because you will die soon enough." You already knew that. Call him an artist or innovator, but not wise or a creator. He didn't invent computers..he made them stylish..sort of a Ralph Lauren for MP3 players and telephones.
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Helen O kekai
Posted almost 3 years ago
What, in your opinion, is the secret to Steve Jobs success?
Steve outsourced US jobs to China and elsewhere to make as much money as possible for his shareholders. Really! Why are we admiring this man for taking jobs away from Americans? We take celebrities MUCH too seriously here in the USA. A doctor working in "Doctors without Borders" achieves more in 24 hours than Steve Jobs actually did for humanity in his lifetime. Our heroes are all around us...the teacher who uses her own money to buy school supplies; the mother who works night shifts as a nurse to feed and clothe her children; the parents of disabled children who give up their lives to care for their children. These are the icons. These are the heroes. Not Steve Jobs or Brad Pitt or Bono.