Maui’s social fabric is more like cornrows: people live side-by-side and often have totally separate lives and points of view. Generally this is a good thing. It’s also true that lots of wealthy people live on Maui, some very famous, others more idealistic. There’s one peculiar group of people here that are both wealthy and idealistic. They are called “trust fund hippies,” and here’ a light-hearted poke at what might be the fastest growing group of Maui residents:
10. Live in Hawaii, probably Maui, all or part of the year.
9. Drive a newish car or carry the latest gear through Paia without an obvious source of income (i.e., no day job).
8. Have a guru and know what that means.
7. Have met your guru in person, probably more than once.
6. Drink “Tulsi” tea or at least know what it is.
5. Own or co-op property in Hawaii.
4. Built your own eco-friendly house or live in a yurt.
3. Danced at The Studio.
2. Chant and meditate for world peace in the hot tub.
1. Changed your name to something like Amandeep, but checks from your parents/grandparents/ex are still made out to Tracy.