“I think the whole theme of, ‘I’m only one,’ is really important because with every big movement, with every big business or anything that became a success, it always started from one person.
It just took one person to take on to that story and look at their own.
I’m a big believer that if you tell one story to one person, it just becomes another story. But if you tell one story to a thousand people, it becomes a thousand different stories. It all depends on what they draw from that story that helps them look at their own life and wanna act out in a certain way.
When it comes down to me just being one and why I’m standing up being like, ‘This is what I believe in, this is what I think could help our people, this is what I think could help Hawaii itself,’ is because I believe that everybody should be able to stand up and do the same thing.
That’s why we say, ‘Be you, be kū.’ Part of kū means to stand up, stand tall.
And I think that’s where a lot of people need to look within themselves and ask, ‘Who am I, why am I here, and what am I gonna do with it?’ A lot of people give up too soon and I think there’s so much potential in people. That that’s why they have to stand up and be kū.”