I like the Hawaiian state motto. We should all respect the land and our traditions more. However, I think there are many Hawaiians who are more concerned with commercialism and making money than with whether they are sovereign or not.
One of the great things about Hawaii is that the islands readily accommodate different lifestyles. If you want a fast-paced, contemporary lifestyle then there is a Hawaiian island that will meet your needs. If you want a slower pace that allows you to live closer to nature then there is also a Hawaiian island for you.